Thunder Bay police have begun a ground search for an area woman who has been missing since Oct. 15th.

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Pauline Jean Kireto was last seen on Oct. 15th.

Police say Pauline Jean Kireto, 42, was last seen at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre on Oct. 15th at about 9 a.m. She is said to have been a patient at the hospital and has been without medication she requires for a health condition since her disappearance.

A ground search by 20 officers is underway, starting with the hospital property and pathways in the surrounding area.

Kireto is described as five foot one inch tall with a medium build. She has short, dark-brown hair and tattoos on both arms. Police say she has a tendency to speak very quickly.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Thunder Bay Police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 623-8477.