Police release video footage of missing New Westminster woman

New Westminster police have released surveillance footage of Nirla Sharma that was recorded the morning she went missing from her Queensborough area home.

Sharma, a 44-year-old mother of two, was last seen Sunday at around 9 p.m. at her home in the 300-block of Lawrence Street in New West.

Sharma’s family told police they heard the front door chime at around 4 a.m. on Monday but Sharma, who typically arrives at her job at B.C. Hydro in Vancouver at around 6:30 a.m., didn’t make it into work and hasn’t been heard from since.


The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 44-year-old New Westminster resident Nirla Sharma.

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After scouring a “significant amount of CCTV footage,” NWPD have found and released a short video clip that shows Sharma walking alone in the Queensborough Landing business area at 3:27 a.m.

Police are now asking for dashcam footage from anyone who drove over the Queensborough Bridge on Feb. 24, between 3:30 and 5 a.m.

“As the days go by, we become more and more concerned for her well-being,” said NWPD Sgt. Jeff Scott.

Police described her as a South Asian woman, 5-foot-4 with a slim build, weighing about 138 pounds. She has a medium complexion, short black hair and brown eyes. She has a tattoo on her left arm of an OM symbol and tattoos of a crown on her right wrist, a rose on her tailbone and a design on her left ankle.

Anyone with information about Sharma’s whereabouts can contact the NWPD tip line at 604-529-2430.

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