Daughter of 'beautiful soul' Ausra Plungiene missing in Snowdonia begs for help to 'bring our mummy home' | The Sun
THE daughter of a missing woman who vanished while walking her dog has begged the public to help “bring her mummy home”.
Gran and mum-of-two Ausra Plungiene, 56, has not been seen since yesterday morning in Snowdonia – where temperatures dropped to just 2C overnight.
Ausra, who lives in the Prestatyn area, is believed to have left her home for a walk at around 10:30am with her dog.
By 10pm the keen hiker and her dog had not returned – and her family alerted the police.
Her car was located by officers in the Rowen area during the early hours of this morning.
Now her daughter has told of her family’s pain.
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Toma Plungauite Lamb told The Sun: “My mum is the most beautiful soul, who would do anything for anyone.
“So I’m asking for anyone with any information to come forward to bring our mummy home.”
A huge search has been launched for Ausra who has now been missing in the national park for over 24 hours.
Overnight temperatures in the area plunged below 2C – and parts of Wales have today been left under a dusting of snow.
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Meanwhile the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for wind in parts of North Wales on Tuesday afternoon.
A police van was parked outside Ausra home in Prestatyn today – which she shares with partner Jonathan Mortimer.
Neighbours said they were hoping for good news and described mother-of-two Ausra as a “lovely” woman.
Geraint Anderson, 41, said: “I always see her with her dog.
“She’s a lovely lady and I only spoke to her over Easter.
“It’s very worrying what’s happened and I hope she turns up safe.
“I haven’t spoken to Jonathan but I messaged her son Zil to offer my support."
Another neighbour, who didn’t wish to be named, said: “I hope she turns up safe.
“She’s a lovely, friendly woman.
“I don’t know her that well but she always seems to be working.”
It's believed she may have headed towards Drum or the Aber Falls areas of the sprawling national park on her hike.
Friends of Ausra say she previously enjoyed walking the Rowen and Tal Y Fan Circular route – which spans 12.30km.
However one pal claims Ausra told her she was planning a much longer loop the day before she vanished.
She wrote: “Ausra. Please return home safely.
“You said to me Monday night you were going for a 20 mile walk to the 2nd peak in Snowdonia.
“I am praying for your safe return. Lots of love and hugs.”
The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for wind in parts of North Wales on Tuesday afternoon.
Earlier today cops revealed she may have been wearing a dark pink/purple padded jacket, black leggings and blue shoes.
Superintendent Owain Llewellyn of North Wales Police said all efforts were being deployed to search for Ausra.
My mum is the most beautiful soul, who would do anything for anyone.
He explained: “We are extremely concerned for Ausra’s safety and I am appealing to anyone who may have seen her or has any information on her whereabouts to get in touch.
“A number of resources were deployed throughout the night to try and find her.
"Her vehicle was located in a remote car park in Rowen shortly after midnight so we are working to establish which route she may have taken.
“Searches are continuing across the area this morning – involving a number of resources including air support, and due to the current inclement weather conditions, I would ask members of the public not to conduct their own searches, and allow our Mountain Rescue colleagues to continue their enquiries”.
It comes after Nicola Bulley vanished while walking her dog in January.
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