A POLICE helicopter discovered a missing mum – just a few minutes after an urgent appeal but she died a short time later in hospital.
Nurse Donna Millar had gone missing from her Rastrick home on Monday – and by yesterday afternoon police had got so concerned for her welfare they put out her photograph and an urgent plea for information.
She has three young children and had never been missing before.
Donna had last been seen in the Fixby area and was driving a dark blue or purple Ford Escort, registration number P425 VYG.
That car was discovered on Hall Lane off Round Ings Road between Outlane and Nettleton Hill at around 3pm.
The cul-de-sac lane leads to a house and the car was around quarter-of-a-mile down it.
The spot where the car was discovered is just below the Pennine Manor hotel and overlooks Outlane Golf Course and the M62 motorway.
It is understood the first officers at the scene detected a faint pulse and Donna was rushed to Leeds General Infirmary, but was pronounced dead on arrival.
As a result of the death, a senior officer from West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide And Major Enquiry team oversaw the initial stages of the investigation, but it was confirmed this morning that there are no suspicious circumstances.
The tragedy will now be referred to the coroner.
The entire lane where Donna was found was sealed off while police carried out forensic searches, including searches of the field next to the car.
A lone police community support officer stood guard at the police tape on Round Ings Road.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said today: “The lady’s family has been informed and a post mortem to establish the cause of her death will take place later today.
“The inquiry was passed to detectives from the West Yorkshire Homicide and Major Inquiry Team, but it has now been confirmed there are no suspicious circumstances.”