Woman went miss­ing on day of sib­ling’s wed­ding 2 years ago

Birmingham Post - - NEWS - Andy Richard­son Staff Re­porter

THIS is the poignant pic­ture of six sis­ters en­joy­ing a hen-do – be­fore one of them went miss­ing more than two years ago.

The fam­ily of Louise Cousins cher­ish the pic­ture, taken on Novem­ber 30, 2016, at the Bel­fry Ho­tel and Re­sort, Sut­ton Cold­field.

It was the last time they saw her and to this day they have no idea about her where­abouts.

It was taken at the hen-do of Cas­san­dra Byrne, one of six sis­ters from Sut­ton Cold­field af­ter Louise, who was liv­ing in Sh­effield at the time, sur­prised the bride-to-be by mak­ing an un­ex­pected ap­pear­ance.

A video was also taken of Cas­san­dra and Louise em­brac­ing.

Louise went miss­ing on the day of her sis­ter’s wed­ding on De­cem­ber 3, 2016. She con­tacted her el­der sib­ling, Zakalin Sloly, on the day of the wed­ding, which was held at Ho­tel Du Vin in Birm­ing­ham city cen­tre, and was ex­cited about com­ing down for the big day.

But as the fam­ily waited for her ar­rival she never turned up

ouise, aged 34, re­mains miss­ing more than two years later, de­spite on­line ap­peals.

The fam­ily say they have also con­tacted po­lice but claim they have “shown no in­ter­est” in their pleas for help.

Zakalin, aged 45, said: “The video is heart­break­ing to watch. It is such a lovely mo­ment but tinged with sad­ness as that was the fi­nal time

Lwe saw her. She has been miss­ing for more than two years now. It is just to­tally baf­fling. “Some­times we wouldn’t hear from Louise for a cou­ple of months at a time. But never longer than that. “I spoke to Louise on the day of Cas­san­dra’s wed­ding and she was ex­cited about com­ing down. She had lost her bank card so I trans­ferred £50 into her ac­count for her train ticket. “We waited for her to ar­rive but she never did. It was heart­break­ing for Cas­san­dra not to have Louise at the wed­ding.” She added: “We thought she would be in touch later in the week . with an ex­pla­na­tion but she never did get in touch.

“We con­tacted her work­place and they said she hadn’t turned up for work. She was a carer for peo­ple with men­tal health prob­lems and loved her work. It is just so out of char­ac­ter for her.

“There had been no fam­ily ar­gu­ments, noth­ing like that.

“She moved to Sh­effield from Sut­ton Cold­field about ten years ago. We have made en­quiries up there but have drawn a blank.

“No one knows what pened to her.”

Zakalin said they still had hopes of try­ing to get Louise re­u­nited with the fam­ily in time for Christ­mas.

She said: “The fam­ily are wor­ried sick about her. We just want to make sure she is ok. It is like she has just van­ished off the face of the earth.” has hap-

> The last pic­ture of Louise Cousins (far right) with her five sis­ters at the Bel­fry Ho­tel hen-do

> Miss­ing Louise Cousins

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