Janet McQueen

Appeal for Janet McQueen (58) missing from her home in Govanhill, Glasgow, since Tuesday 18 October 2016.

Janet McQueenJanet McQueen, (58), was last seen by her neighbour leaving her home in Langside Road, Govanhill, Glasgow, around 10pm on Tuesday night.

Janet is described as white, 5ft tall, of slim build with short black hair. 

She was wearing glasses, a navy blue anorak and dark coloured trousers.

Inspector Gary Ritchie, Cathcart Police Office, said today:

“Earlier on Tuesday afternoon Janet had been on a bus in Baillieston where due to the fact she seemed a bit distressed, the bus driver called police who took her home to family. 

"However, it would appear that around 10pm, she left her home again, this time saying to her neighbour that she was heading off to visit family – but it is unclear who in particular she was going to see.

“She didn’t take her dog with her – it is now with relatives – any money or her mobile on this occasion and so far, despite a search by officers in the area, checks via CCTV and with local bus and taxi companies, Janet has not been seen since Tuesday night.

“We have been speaking to family and friends who say that her being out of touch for this time is not like her at all, hence the cause for their concern and ours.

“Every morning, Janet usually goes to from her home in Langside Road to the Sir John Stirling Maxwell pub in Kilmarnock Road, Shawlands, for a cup of coffee and cake and sometimes later in the afternoon, the James Tassie public house, but she hasn’t been seen in either recently.

“I would appeal to anyone who knows Janet, or who may have seen her since Tuesday, to call officers at Cathcart Police Office via 101.”

UPDATE - 17TH February 2017

On Saturday 18 February 2017, it will be four months since mother of three Janet McQueen went missing.

Janet (58) was last seen by her neighbour leaving her home in Langside Road, Govanhill, Glasgow, around 2100 hours on Tuesday 18 October 2016.

Despite extensive enquiries by police, including widespread door to door enquiries, specialist search teams being utilised in rear courtyards around Janet’s home and within Queens Park, as well as numerous appeals, a family press conference and a stop and interview, there hasn’t been any trace of Janet since the Tuesday night.

Inspector Alex Hutton, Gorbals Police Station, said, “This is a horrible time for the family; they just don’t know where Janet is or what, if anything, has happened to her. The family kept in touch with each other and for Janet to be out of contact for so long is concerning and very, very distressing for them.

“Janet left her flat around 9pm on the Tuesday night and for some reason she left behind her wee dog Palsy, her phone and money - why she did that is still to be established.

“We know that earlier in the day she appeared somewhat distressed whilst travelling on a bus, so much so that the driver called police and she was taken home to family, however, for whatever reason, she headed out around 9pm.

“While there is nothing at this time to indicate any suspicious circumstances or that anything untoward has happened to Janet, it is very unusual for someone to just disappear without any trace.

“Officers have trawled through hours and hours of CCTV looking her, and we’ve been liaising with her bank in case there has been any activity on her account but so far nothing.

“She has not been seen by any of her family, friends or neighbours – all very odd and all very concerning.

“Janet’s family are desperate for her to come home. We are doing everything we can to find her and would again appeal to anyone who has any information about where she is to contact Cathcart Police Office via 101.”

Janet is described as white, 5ft tall, of slim build with short black hair. She was wearing glasses, a black anorak and dark coloured trousers when she was last seen.


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