Appeal for Lynda

Lynda Spence
Lynda Spence

POLICE have issued a new appeal for anyone who can help in the disappearance of southside woman Lynda Spence.

But police fear now that she has “come to harm”.

Lynda — who is also known by the surnames Zefaj, Palmer and Reilly —– was last seen by her parents at their home in Castlebank Place, Partick at 6pm on Wednesday, April 13.

Her mother received a text from Lynda’s phone the following day claiming that her daughter had gone to London.

But with no further contact, the couple reported her missing a few weeks later.

Detective superintendent Alan Buchanan of the police major investigation team said: “Since Lynda was reported missing, we have discovered a great deal about her business ventures, her finances and her lifestyle.

“However, despite numerous media appeals for information, no-one has come forward with any details that may assist us in tracing Lynda and the likely scenario we are dealing with is that she has come to harm.

“She has not made any contact with her family since she went missing and has missed key dates including father’s day and her dad’s birthday — which she has never missed before.

“This is an agonising time for Lynda’s family and we believe that if she was safe and well she would have made contact with her family to end their torment”.

DS Buchanan told how Lynda’s car, a silver-coloured Vauxhall Astra with the registration DV56 FKW, was last seen on the A77 at Floak, Ayrshire on April 20.

He continued: “We do not yet know why she was in the Ayrshire area and I would urge anyone with information that may help us with any Ayrshire connection to come forward.

DS Buchanan also said he was disappointed with the response from the public so far in the inquiry.

“Someone out there knows something”, he said, “and for whatever reason they haven’t yet come forward.

“This could be for a number of reasons.

“It may be that the person assumes we already know some crucial piece of information.

“We are trying to get the message across that people shouldn’t assume what we know, but should come forward no matter what information they have about Lynda”.