Police search for woman who 'vanished' continues

POLICE officers investigating the disappearance of a woman in Edinburgh nine months ago have come down from Scotland to interview family and friends living in Comet country. Samantha Wright, 25, moved from Archer Road in Stevenage to Edinburgh three-and-a

POLICE officers investigating the disappearance of a woman in Edinburgh nine months ago have come down from Scotland to interview family and friends living in Comet country.

Samantha Wright, 25, moved from Archer Road in Stevenage to Edinburgh three-and-a-half years ago after falling in love with the capital on a family holiday.

Her mother, Catherine Gibson, still lives in Archer Road and reported her daughter missing to police in January, after Samantha failed to get in touch with her family over Christmas or on her birthday on January 5.

Eight police officers have travelled from Scotland and will be staying in Stevenage all week, interviewing Samantha's family and friends.


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DS Neil Spowart said: "We still can't trace her beyond 12th June last year. We are still very much stuck, which is becoming more and more concerning."

Speaking to The Comet, Ms Gibson said: "It's like she's just vanished off the face of the earth. I'm trying to stay positive but it's getting harder the more time passes. It's like she doesn't exist. It's dreadful."

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Samantha, who attended Bedwell Primary School and The Nobel School in Stevenage, is a waitress and is described as white, 5ft 6ins tall, medium build, with long brown wavy hair which is usually tied back, dark brown eyes, and a pale complexion. It is possible that she may be wearing spectacles.

Police are appealing to friends of Samantha who may not be known to police or her parents to come forward.

Anyone with any information should contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.

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