British Columbia

Search for missing mom to resume in Stanley Park Thursday morning

Thirty-two-year-old Florence Leung has been missing since Tuesday and may be experiencing postpartum depression.

White SUV of 31-year-old Florence Leung, who may be experiencing postpartum depression, found in park

Florence Leung has been missing from her New Westminster home since Tuesday morning. (New Westminster Police Department)

Police and North Shore Rescue will be back in Stanley Park Thursday morning after the white SUV of missing New Westminster woman Florence Leung was found in the park Wednesday.

Search Manager Jim Loree said they didn't find any leads in their initial search Wednesday evening but plan to search deeper into the park today.

Leung was last seen leaving her home in the white Audi Q5 pictured above. (New Westminster Police Department)

"We've searched down by the seawall, by the bridge," said Loree. "Into tomorrow we can do a more thorough search through the bush and things like that."

Loree added that around a dozen members of Leung's family were out searching Stanley Park's trails as well.

32-year-old Florence Leung has been missing since 9:45 a.m. PT Tuesday. She was last seen leaving her home in the 1500 block of London Street in a white Audi Q5.

North Shore Rescue's mobile command set up at Prospect Point Thursday night to search for Leung. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

A New Westminster police spokesperson said she is considered a high-risk missing person because she may be experiencing postpartum depression.​ 

Leung is five feet six inches tall with a slim build, long black hair and black eyes.

She was last seen wearing black leggings, a black coat and a grey shirt.

'The toughest day of my life'

Leung's husband Kim Chen told CBC News his wife has been dealing with anxiety since she gave birth two months ago. He said family members had been staying with the couple to provide them with extra support.

"It was the toughest day of my life yesterday, and today's even tougher than yesterday because there's still no news," he said.

Chen is asking anyone who sees his wife to approach her and then contact police. 

The couple's neighbour Jason Russell has been helping with the search. He told CBC News that Leung's disappearance is very out of character for her.

"We're just hoping for her safe return home," he said.