Appeal to locate elderly woman missing from Sydney's west

Friday, 19 August 2022 12:13:28 PM

**Please note an image of Fernanda Sauer has been uploaded to the NSWPF social media pages

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate an elderly woman missing from Sydney’s West.

Fernanda Sauer, aged 85, was last seen at her home on Slender Avenue, Smithfield, about 7.40pm yesterday (Thursday 18 August 2022).

When Fernanda could not be located or contacted, officers from Fairfield City Police Area Command were notified and commenced inquiries into her whereabouts.

Serious concerns are held for her welfare, as she lives with dementia and due to her age.

Fernanda is described as being of Caucasian appearance, of thin build, with brown eyes and long white hair. She uses a walking frame to walk.

She was last seen wearing black pants, blue sheepskin slippers, a black hoodie, grey and black beanie and reading glasses.

Fernanda is known to frequent the Smithfield and Fairfield Heights areas.

Anyone with information on Fernanda’s whereabouts is urged to contact local police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.