Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Missing woman found in Tuaran


Hilina Guntalib who was reported missing by her brother on April 5 was found in Tuaran town around 2pm yesterday. Her brother, Gipanin Guntalib, said Hilina was seen by a relative, Jeffrey Francis, at Tuaran town yesterday morning. “Jeffrey called me and together with my brother, Kisung, we immediately went to Tuaran to look for her,” Gipanin said when contacted yesterday. According to Gipanin, based on the information, he went to the Tuaran police station to seek assistance while Kisung went directly to the town to look for his sister. “Kisung called me at 2pm to tell me that he had found Hilina,” he said, adding they then brought their 37-year-old sister to the police station before taking her to the district hospital for a check-tip. Gipanin said Hilina was unharm and normal although she had changed her clothes and was no longer wearing the brown t-shirt and black trousers she was last seen in. However, the woman has remained tight-lipped as to what happened to her and where she stayed since April 5, he said. Hilina was reported missing by her family on April 5 after she failed to return home at Kampung Nountun in Inanam. She was last seen at 11am by a male friend from Kampung Garas, Tambunan as he had sent her to the minibus terminal in Ranau. Gipanin expressed his family’s gratitude to the media and United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organization (UPKO) Secretary General Datuk Wilfred Madius Tangau for helping to locate Hilina.