The desperate search for a Manchester mum-of-six who went missing one year ago today is being renewed as detectives launch a fresh appeal to track her down.
Kimberley Louise Brown was last seen on July 26 2012 when she left her home on Birchfields Road in Longsight, Manchester.
And now a new picture has been issued in the hope that someone may recognise her.
The 39-year-old was known to have had difficulties and, while it is possible that she tried to distance herself from her family, police are refusing to rule out the possibility that Kimberley came to some harm.
Detective Chief Inspector Colin Larkin said: “Not knowing where Kimberley is has obviously been upsetting and worrying for her family, with whom we are in regular contact.
“One year on, we are no less determined to find out what has happened to her.”
“We are keeping an open mind in relation to this on-going investigation.”
Friends of the missing mum have released a photo to help with the appeal and police have asked for anyone with information – no matter how insignificant – to come forward.
“I am asking for the public’s help and ask that you look at this new picture and think hard if you know her or have seen her since last July,” DCI Larkin said.
“And finally if Kimberley should see this appeal I ask her to make contact with her family or myself just to let them know she is safe and well to relieve their anxiety.”
Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 4265, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or the independent charity Missing people on 116 000.