Police on the Isle of Wight are appealing for help to find a missing woman from Ryde.

Emergency teams launched a search in the Culver Down area earlier today (Tuesday).

Officers say 42 year old Joanna Orpin has been missing from her home since 7:30am this morning.

Joanna is described as:

  • 5’9” tall.
  • Slim build.
  • Long blonde hair.
  • Brown eyes.

DS Larry Grist said:

“We have been carrying our enquiries throughout the day but we are now turning to the public for their help.

“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen her car, a black Audi, parked at Culver Down Viewpoint car park this morning.This is where her car was found at around 10am.”

A black Audi being removed from Culver Down

A 46-year-old man was arrested in connection with the investigation, he has now been released with no further action to be taken.

Anyone with information is being asked to call police on 101, quoting