9 May 2016

Police appeal for sightings of hitchhiker

8:41 pm on 9 May 2016

Police are appealing for sightings of a woman hitchhiking in the Nelson region on Sunday.

Rachel Stokes, of Wakefield, has been missing since her car was found crashed on State Highway 6 near Kawatiri Junction on Friday.

One person reported seeing a woman hitchhiking along Gladstone Road, northbound towards Richmond, near the Goldpine shops on Sunday.

Police are asking anyone who can confirm this to contact them.

The woman was carrying a black shoulder bag.