Plea for wife to come home

MISSING: Elizabeth Ann Pearson
MISSING: Elizabeth Ann Pearson

WORRIED husband David Pearson is appealing for information after his wife went missing on Christmas Eve and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Elizabeth Ann Pearson, 57, left the family bungalow in Airedale’s Park Dale estate on the morning of December 24 after an argument with her husband of 37 years.

Mr Pearson, 62, said she left without money, bank cards or a mobile phone. She is believed to have taken a black Toshiba laptop computer with her.

He added: “I am absolutely torn up about it, I can’t understand why she wouldn’t get in touch with me.

“Every year we go round and see all our grandchildren on Christmas Day and not one of them has heard a word from her.

“The family is in bits, I just want to know she’s alright. I love her to death and miss her with all my heart, I hope she reads this or someone who has seen her reads this and gets in touch with the police.”

The couple’s daughter Leanne Pearson, 36, of Granville Street, Castleford, said: “She is breaking my heart not getting in touch, she has always been very family-orientated and I’ve never known her to walk out like this.

“I hope if she doesn’t want to get in touch with my dad she will at least get in touch with me, she is my best friend and we are all extremely worried about her.”

Mr Pearson reported his wife missing on December 26.

He added: “I just thought she was going to come back the next day and then she never appeared.

“I can’t sleep at all, I can’t eat, I can’t think about anything else apart from where my wife is.

“I’m worried sick about it, we have had arguments in the past, like any other family, but she has never ever gone off like this.”

A spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Police said: “Elizabeth Ann Pearson was reported missing to us on December 26.

“Inquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police on the 101 number.”