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Police are now asking members of the public for help in finding missing 42-year-old Joanna Orpin from Ryde, who hasn’t been seen since 07:30 this morning (Tuesday).

A major search operation was launched at Culver Down this morning after Joanna’s car, an Audi, was discovered in a car park at around 10:00.

The search also led to the arrest of a 46-year-old man, however he has since been released with no further action to be taken.

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Joanna was last seen at her home address at around 07:30. Since then she has not been in contact with her friends or family, who are understandably growing increasingly concerned.

The 42-year-old is described as being white, 5’9” tall, slim build, long blonde hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a bright pink top and black leggings.

DS Larry Grist said:

“We have been carrying our enquiries throughout the day but we are now turning to the public for their help.

“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen her car, a black Audi, parked at Culver Down Viewpoint car park this morning.

“This is where her car was found at around 10am.

“Have you seen anyone matching her description? Do you know where she is? Please call us if you have.”

Anyone with any information relating to this case is asked to contact Police on 101 quoting reference ‘44180058184’.

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