Forty-year-old woman's vanishing 'suspicious,' Halifax police say

A 40-year-old Halifax-area woman has been missing for more than a week, and police say her disappearance is considered suspicious.

Police say Karen Lee MacKenzie was last seen Feb. 25 at an apartment building on Highfield Park Drive in Dartmouth.

Halifax Regional Police spokeswoman Cindy Bayers says her disappearance was not reported to police until Saturday.

She says detectives uncovered evidence that led them to believe her disappearance is "suspicious."

She says MacKenzie is from Dartmouth, but won't elaborate.

They say she is white, 5'5" tall, 141 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes, and was last seen wearing a green jacket and green backpack.