Missing Finn In ‘Harry Potter’ Search Appeal Found Alive

Police say missing Finn was found "safe" at Edinburgh church after being missing for 10 days in the Scottish capital.

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Picture released by police of missing Finn Riina Elisabeth Sjögren / Credit: Police Scotland

A Finnish woman, missing since 9th January, has been found in Edinburgh, Scotland.

But her unexplained disappearance and subsequent return leaves many questions unanswered.

Riina Elisabeth Sjögren was last seen at Edinburgh Airport where she bought a ticket to Amsterdam. But she never got on the plane, and left her luggage, purse, coat and other personal belongings behind at the airport when she missed her evening flight on 9th January.

Edinburgh police were able to track the 38-year-old’s movements from the airport back to the city centre but that’s where the trail went cold. During her disappearance, police had said they were “increasingly concerned” about her welfare.

An appeal for information about Sjögren’s whereabouts was even shared by J.K.Rowling to her 14 million Twitter followers. The ‘Harry Potter’ author lives in Edinburgh.

Sjögren’s sister in Helsinki told journalists that Riina’s disappearance was out of character, and that she hadn’t told them about her plans to visit Edinburgh.

At the time, authorities said they didn’t think Sjögren had ever visited the city before, and didn’t believe she had any friends or family in the area.

However, on Friday, police announced that Sjögren had been found at a church in Edinburgh. She was located in the morning at the city’s St. Mary’s Cathedral.

Edinburgh Police wrote on social media that she had “been traced safe”, and thanked members of the public who took part in their search for the Finn.