Missing Nelson woman found ‘safe’

Carole Marfell spoke of her concern for public safety in 2020 when she found out the man who attacked her in 2004 had cut off his electronic-monitoring anklet and disappeared.

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Carole Marfell spoke of her concern for public safety in 2020 when she found out the man who attacked her in 2004 had cut off his electronic-monitoring anklet and disappeared.

The missing 50-year-old Nelson woman Carole Marfell has been found, police confirmed Monday night.

Police said she was safe and thanked the public for their help and concern.

Marfell went missing from her Nelson home on Friday, November 26. Police expressed “real concerns for her welfare” at the time.

On September 1, 2004, Marfell was attacked and robbed at an ATM in Christchurch.

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In 2020 Marfell spoke to Stuff about her concerns for public safety after finding out her attacker, who at the time was serving a sentence of home detention for other offending, had cut off his electronic-monitoring anklet and disappeared.

Marfell said at the time she struggled to sleep and experienced “quite bad flashbacks” when she heard he was on the run.

Following an unconfirmed sighting of Marfell at Rabbit Island, police completed a search of the area on Saturday night and Sunday morning (file photo).

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Following an unconfirmed sighting of Marfell at Rabbit Island, police completed a search of the area on Saturday night and Sunday morning (file photo).

“I don’t know how to cope with the hell I live with and am going through now.

“My concern is public safety and, given that he is a recidivist offender, he has the capacity for violent offending”.

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