Search for Missing Elderly Woman


Ottawa police continue search for missing elderly woman
May 24, 2017

A search continues Wednesday in the area for a missing 82-year-old woman who has been missing for three days.

Nelliya Karbisheva, who police say has a form of dementia, was reported seen around 10:30 p.m. Sunday leaving the Queensway Carleton Hospital on foot, walking toward Baseline Road.

The hospital is about 10 kilometres from Stittsville, where she lives.

According to Cara Salci, a spokeswoman for the hospital, Karbisheva was not a patient at the hospital. She was there for reasons other than treatment. Hospital staff is working with Ottawa police to help provide any information they can about the visitor, including providing security footage of her while she was at the hospital. Salci also said an email has been circulated to hospital staff, alerting them to be on the lookout in case Karbisheva returns at some point.

She had earlier left her home with her white poodle at around noon Sunday and was seen on the 300 block of Horseshoe Crescent in Stittsville.

Karbisheva, who speaks only Russian, is described as white, five-feet-two-inches tall with a medium build and short salt-and-pepper hair. She was last seen wearing brown shorts and a rose or pink hat and blue jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa police missing person section at 613-236-1222, ext. 3726 or the duty patrol staff sergeant’s desk at 613-236-1222, ext. 2912.

Just heard on the radio that they found her body, with her poodle still alive by her side.