Police search for ‘very vulnerable’ missing mum, 37, from Barking

PUBLISHED: 16:43 06 October 2017 | UPDATED: 15:57 09 October 2017

Stefana Otilia Malinic shown (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Stefana Otilia Malinic shown (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Metropolitan Police

Police need help to find a “very vulnerable” missing woman

Stefana Otilia Malinic shown on CCTV (Picture: Metropolitan Police) Stefana Otilia Malinic shown on CCTV (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Stefana Otilia Malinici, known as Otilia, left her family home in Beccles Drive, Barking, on September 6.

The 37-year-old was last seen on CCTV at a supermarket on Ilford’s Green Lane three days later.

Otilia is originally from Romania and has reddish, bobbed hair.

She wore a black top with large light-coloured motif, dark tight jeans or leggings and a dark coloured three-quarter length fitted jacket when she was last seen.

Her husband and two children are desperate to hear from her and police are growing increasingly worried for her safety.

“I want to assure Otilia, or anyone that knows her, that police are here to help and just want to make sure she is safe and well,” said DS Mike Rapp of the Met’s East Area Missing Persons unit.

He urged anyone with any information to call 101 or missing persons on 116 000.

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