Police respond to 911 call, locate Fida outside Lower Truro residence
Kashmala Fida of Truro was found safe in Lower Truro on Thursday afternoon. The 21-year-old had been missing since Tuesday. FILE PHOTO
TRURO - A Truro woman missing for two days was found safe and sound on Thursday afternoon by the Truro Police Service.
Kashmala Fida, a 21-year-old student at the University of King's College in Halifax, was discovered shortly after 5 p.m. outside a residence in Lower Truro.
Police had received a 911 call at about 5 p.m. to respond to the residence. Once officers arrived she was located by the occupant of the dwelling.
Fida was taken to Colchester Regional Hospital for observation after being found in Lower Truro. She appeared to be in good health, according to a police report.
Once medically cleared, Truro Police Service investigators will be speaking with her to determine her whereabouts for the last couple of days.
Police say they're not sure why she disappeared.
Fida had missed a medical appointment at the Colchester Regional Hospital on Tuesday and failed to return home as expected after supper that night.
She was last seen at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday when she dropped her mother off at work at the Colchester Regional Hospital. The mother's vehicle, which Fida was driving, was located in the parking lot of the hospital later that day.
Fida lives on Coburg Crescent with her parents and siblings. Friends and family had indicated her disappearance was out of character.
News of Fida going missing quickly went viral on Wednesday with dozens of Facebook posts and Tweets posted, from across North America and even the United Kingdom.
King's College's Twitter account was also very busy spreading the word.
Fida served this past year as president of the residence Alexandra Hall in Halifax. She is employed by the front desk of the same residence and active in the King's College yearbook.
A native of Pakistan, Fida has worked with several charity organizations including a Red Cross group dedicated to protecting victims of war.
Truro police would like to thank the members of the public and the media outlets who assisted them in locating Fida.