Police are appealing for help to find a missing 66-year-old Gateshead woman.
Ellen Mundell from Hookergate Lane in Hookergate was last seen at 9.30pm on Saturday, April 8 at her home address.
She was found to be missing at 9am on Sunday morning.
She is described as:
5 ft 4" tall
Of medium build
Shoulder length dark hair
It is not known what she is wearing.
Police are concerned for her welfare and are carrying out enquiries to locate Mrs Mundell.
Her car, a Ford Focus, has been found in the Newburn area of Newcastle at approximately 6pm on Sunday, April 9, and officers are searching the area.
Officers are appealing for Ellen to make contact with them, or anyone who recognises her to call police straightaway.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police.
Superintendent Nicola Musgrove said:
We're becoming increasingly concerned about Ellen who has now not been seen for more than 36 hours. It is completely out of character for her to go missing and we know her family are distraught.