Police looking for missing dog walker Ausra Plungiene, 56, find a body

Police looking for missing dog walker Ausra Plungiene, 56, find a body

April 15, 2023

Police find body in hunt for missing woman, 56, who vanished in Snowdonia while walking her dog two days ago – as cops confirm pet has been found alive close to the scene

  • Ausra Plungiene, 56, was last seen on Tuesday morning leaving for a dog walk

A body has been found in the search for a woman who went missing while walking her dog, police have said.

Ausra Plungiene, 56, from Prestatyn, North Wales, was last seen on Tuesday when she is believed to have left for a walk with her dog Eyora at about 10.30am but failed to return home.

A dog was found alive at the location and Ms Plungiene’s family has been informed, although formal identification has yet to take place, police said. 

A search across Eryri national park (Snowdonia) was co-ordinated after her family raised the alarm before 10pm on Tuesday, before her car was found in a remote car park in the Rowen area in the early hours of Wednesday.

Ausra Plungiene (pictured), 56, went out with her pet in Snowdonia on Tuesday, North Wales Police said

Superintendent Owain Llewellyn said her vehicle was located in a remote car park in Rowen shortly after midnight  

On Thursday, mountain rescue team members found a woman’s body near Yr Aryg in the Carneddau mountain range, a force spokesman said.

Superintendent Owain Llewelyn said: ‘I would like to offer my thanks to all involved in the search for Ausra, in what have been extremely difficult weather conditions.

‘Finally, I would appeal for Ausra’s family to be afforded some privacy during the coming days.’

Her daughter Toma Plungauite Lamb (pictured) appealed to the public for help in the search yesterday

Police had launched an urgent search for a woman who disappeared while walking her dog (pictured)

Search teams worked through snow and gale force winds in the search for Ms Plungiene.

Her daughter yesterday begged for help in ‘bringing her mummy home’ as she appealed to the public.

Toma Plungauite Lamb told the Sun: ‘My mum is the most beautiful soul, who would do anything for anyone.’

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