Woman reported missing found heading south



ELLSWORTH — An 18-year-old Ellsworth woman reported missing several days ago by her guardian is “en route to Florida,” according to a police report.

The woman, who was last seen in Southwest Harbor on foot on Aug. 5, was reported missing Aug. 7, said Police Chief Glenn Moshier. Officers eventually received a message from her saying she was safe and traveling to Florida by car with another woman.

Police said there was no indication the woman had been unsafe in her home in Maine, but that they were attempting to locate her.

Kate Cough

Kate Cough

Kate covers the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. She lives in Southwest Harbor and welcomes story tips and ideas. She can be reached at [email protected]