Game Wardens Searching Mount Desert Island for Missing Woman

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 9 months ago

Maine game wardens are conducting a search for a missing woman on Mount Desert Island. The search began late Saturday. Eighty-one-year-old Janet Post from London, England was last seen by two male cousins near their summer home at 5:45pm on Saturday. The Maine Warden Service was called to respond at approximately 7:00 PM. She was last seen wearing a white sun hat, light colored shirt and blouse, and tan capris pants. Janet and her two cousins walked the 1/3 mile foot path from their summer home located at Beech Hill Road in the Town of Mount Desert. The path leads to the shore of Long Pond. All three made it to the shore. At approximately 5:45pm, Janet was last seen walking back toward her home via the wooden path by herself. About five to seven minutes later, the two cousins also returned back to the home. When they returned, Janet was not there. The search area is about one mile square, heavily wooded, and contains some steep terrain. Janet is in good health and had recently retired. Sunday’s search effort consists of eight game wardens, two warden K9 teams, a fixed wing aircraft, and a watercraft. Members of the Mount Desert Island Search and Rescue Team and Acadia National Park Rangers with watercraft are assisting the search.Maine game wardens are asking anyone with information that might help find Janet Post to please call ORONO PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCH AT 1-207-866-2122.


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