Despite search efforts, an elderly woman missing in the Blue Mountains, NSW for almost a week, has still not been found.

The ongoing search for Elizabeth O’Pray, 77, were postponed on Friday due to weather conditions in the area, but are scheduled to continue this morning.

Mrs O’Pray is believed to have left her Medlow Bath home sometime on Monday to go for a walk.  She is known to walk along Grand Canyon Road in Medlow Bath and towards Katoomba on a long, small track.

Emergency crews spoke to her on her mobile on Tuesday evening, when it is believed she stated that she was okay, but lost.

Mrs O’Pray is understood to take stroke medication, which can cause her confusion.

Polair helicopters and police trail bikes have been involved in the search for Mrs O’Pray with over 90 people in total actively searching for her.

“I would like to recognise and thank all the volunteers who have worked tirelessly and given up their time to assist police with the search,” Inspector Sonya Tabor said on Friday.  “The involvement of so many community volunteers has meant a lot to Mrs O’Pray’s family.”

Mrs O’Pray is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 170 centimetres tall, of thin build with short grey hair.

Police have urged anyone who has information that may assist police in locating Mrs O’Pray is urged to come forward.


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  • The elderly lady has been missing for too long. I fear a sad outcome.
    I hope they have doubled back to areas they have already searched as she may have later wandered into one of those areas. I wonder if she has taken shelter in an unlocked shelter that has food in it? I believe there is some where there is a lot of snow in Winter.


  • Let’s hope they find her! Such a long time has passed!!


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  • That poor lady. I hope she is found safe and well


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