Appeal to help find missing St Leonards woman


A 25-year-old woman has gone missing from St Leonards.

Marika Kaukolahti, who has never been missing before, was last seen on Sunday evening (May 15) at 8pm.

She left her home in Thomas Brassey Close to go to Southdown Avenue in Hastings.

The following day she telephoned to ask to be picked up from there at 4pm.

However, when she was called to confirm the time, she did not answer. She has not responded to calls to her mobile since.

Marika is white, 5’4” tall, of small build, with brown collar length hair and green eyes.

She was last seen wearing a light grey long-sleeved top, dark grey leggings and black trainer wedges.

Anyone who has seen her or knows of her whereabouts is asked to email or call 101 quoting serial 863 of 17/05.

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