THE devastated family of a missing woman is holding a massive community search to help trace her whereabouts.
Lisa McGowan went missing from her home on Monday, July 8 and has not been seen since.
The search will start from her home in Drumquin, Co Tyrone on Saturday, July 20.
In the ‘Missing Lisa McGowan’ Facebook appeal launched Thursday night, her family have put up posters on the site which they want people to bring with them for the search.
The appeal said: “We would greatly appreciate whoever can offer their support and time on Saturday to attend this search.
“You will find all details of where to meet/time/address and what to bring on the poster below.
“Thank you for your continued support in helping us find Lisa. If you are attending please comment below with numbers so we can organise accordingly.
“We are eternally grateful.”
Lisa McGowan was last seen by her husband Patrick at their home on Monday, July 8 at 10.30 pm in the Drumquin area of Co Tyrone.
But the PSNI say there may have been another sighting of Mrs McGowan on Claremore Road, which lies between Drumquin and Castledderg, on Tuesday at around 8.30pm.
Her husband last saw her before heading to Dublin where he works as a university lecturer.
Mr McGowan said that he first became worried on Tuesday when he could not contact her, adding that the pair normally chat several times a day.
“Because of the beautiful day, I thought she was out with the dogs,” he said.
He asked neighbours to check the house, but his partner of 18 years was nowhere to be found.
“This is totally out of character,” he said.
Mr McGowan said that worried friends and family are in the process of putting up missing person posters in counties Tyrone, Fermanagh, Derry, Donegal and Sligo.
“We’re asking people along the way if they’ve seen Lisa,” he added. “We’ve exhausted the local area.”
The PSNI, Mountain Rescue and Community Search and Rescue are also searching for Mrs McGowan. Police are requesting that farmers and the local community check any outbuildings or sheds for any trace of the missing woman.
Mrs McGowan, who has two grown-up stepsons, is described as 6ft tall, slim to medium build, auburn short hair and wears glasses, which are red and silver.
She may have been wearing a light green hoody-type top.
Anyone who knows of her whereabouts is asked to contact her family through Facebook or police on 0845 600 8000.