DETECTIVES are ramping up their efforts to trace missing Emma Faulds after she vanished from her home 10 days ago.

Specialist officers today appealed for further information in the search for the 39-year-old who they fear has "come to harm."

The last confirmed sighting of Emma was around 9:10pm on Sunday, April 28 in Fairfield Park, at Monkton, Ayrshire. Her family are said to be "utterly distraught" at her disappearance and are desperate to find her.

It comes as forensics scoured a property in Fairfield Park in the village yesterday - more than eight miles from her home.

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Emma, the owner of a Westie dog named Maverick, is white, around 5 ft 3 inches in height, with a slim, athletic build, pale complexion, blue eyes and long blonde hair.

Enquiries carried out so far have revealed that Emma’s blue BMW car was outside her home address in Fullarton Street around 7:30am the morning after her disappearance.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Fergus, leading the inquiry, said: “I am deeply concerned that there has been no contact from Emma. "She comes from a loving and close-knit family and is constantly in touch with them. She also cares for her dog and she would never just leave him without ensuring he is being cared for.

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"Given that there has been no contact from her, I cannot rule out the possibility that she may have come to harm.

“We continue to speak to Emma’s family and friends and people who know Emma in the hope that they can provide information which would assist us. Members of the public are also providing information which is currently being assessed and I’m grateful for their contribution.

“I’m still keen to hear from anyone who may have seen Emma’s blue BMW between Monkton and Kilmarnock. It has a personalised registration, F5 EMA, please think back, did you see this car and where did you see it?”


Detectives will continue to review CCTV for any images of Emma or her car in an effort to piece together her movements. Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at Kilmarnock Police Station via 101, quoting incident number 2412 of Tuesday, April 30.

Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.