KUALA LUMPUR: Another Zalina Azman lookalike was spotted in Sentul yesterday but identification checks showed that the woman was not the former TV3 personality who has been missing since last November.
Shah Alam police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim said they received information of a woman resembling Zalina at the Jalan Haji Salleh area in Sentul at about 6pm yesterday.
"We brought the woman to the National Registration Department in UTC, Shah Alam as she had no documents and to facilitate identification confirmation.
"Thumb print checks showed that she was not the missing person (Zalina) we are looking for. The identification made by Zalina's family was also negative," said Iqbal today, adding that the lookalike was later identified as a Malaysian and a homeless person.
He said the police welcomed the people's assistance in tracking down Zalina, informing that they can contact assistant investigating officer Sergeant Sabturia at 016-3375 269.
"The public can also contact the police via any channel. We will seek the assistance of the nearest district police headquarters to respond," he added.
Zalina, 58, was reported missing on Nov 29 last year by her son, 33-year-old Mikhael Norman.
Mikhael made a report after failing to contact his mother since Nov 24 to inform that her father had been admitted to the hospital.
Mikhael, who went to Zalina's house in Section 3, Shah Alam with his uncle, found her car parked at the compound but she was not there.
They found Zalina's purse containing her MyKad, driving licence, bank and credit cards, RM600 in cash and car keys.
There were no immigration records to indicate Zalina had left Malaysia and she was not listed as a patient at any hospital.
Yesterday, Iqbal said they were looking for construction workers involved in the renovation works at her house.
Six family members have also had their statements recorded after the missing person's report was lodged.
Zalina is 158cm tall, weighs about 60kg and has a tanned complexion.