Family of missing Musselburgh mum issue heartfelt plea


Elizabeth McVey

By Cara Sulieman

THE FAMILY of a missing Musselburgh mum have issued a heartfelt plea for her to come home.

Elizabeth McVey – known as Libby – was reported missing from her home in Eskview Road in the early hours in Monday morning by her family.

With no sign of the mother-of-two despite intensive police and coastguard searches, her family have spoken for the first time since she disappeared.

They said: “Libby is a wonderful wife and mother and our lives have been turned upside down since she left.

“Miss you”

“We would ask that if Libby is watching or listening to this appeal then please make contact with someone to let us know that you are safe and well.

“We all love and miss you and want you to come home as soon as possible.

“Our family are all extremely anxious to find her and bring her home.

“The past couple of days since she was found to be missing have been incredibly difficult for us all and we would ask anyone who may have seen her to get in touch with the police.”

The last time the keen churchgoer was seen was around 12.30am at her home before she was reported missing by relatives seven hours later.


She is understood to live at the house with her husband Michael and grown up children, son Mark and daughter Lynsey.

Police are continuing their search, expanding their search area to take in coastal routes and walks in East Lothian today (Weds) to try and gain more information about Mrs McVey’s movements.

The 50-year-old had been wearing sky blue pyjama bottoms and a t-shirt when she was last seen, but her husband told police he was unsure if anything was missing from her wardrobe.

Mrs McVey was described 4ft 11ins tall with collar-length fair hair and a fresh complexion, of average build, and possibly wearing glasses.

Anyone with any information was asked to Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131 urgently.