Missing veterinarian found alive in County

Posted June 07, 2010, at 9 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 11:55 a.m.

HOULTON, Maine — A Houlton woman who had been missing since June 3 was found alive early Monday morning.

Houlton Police Chief Butch Asselin said that Margaret Fauver, 37, had tried to harm herself and was being treated at a local hospital. Information about her condition was not available from Houlton Regional Hospital on Monday.

Over the weekend, Asselin had asked for the public’s help to find Fauver.

Police began searching for Fauver after she left a voice mail for a friend on June 3 telling her that she intended to harm herself and asking the friend to care for her pets. The friend called police to have them check on Fauver’s well-being. Fauver had not been seen or heard from since. Police were urging the public to be on the lookout for the veterinarian, who was driving a brown Chevrolet S10 pickup truck bearing Wisconsin plates.

Asselin said Monday that Fauver was located just after 6 a.m. in Hammond, which is a few miles from Houlton.

The chief said that Fauver had parked her vehicle inside the garage of an abandoned camp.

“Her intentions were to harm herself,” said the chief, but she later walked about a mile to a home, where the homeowner discovered her and called for medical assistance.

She was taken by Houlton Ambulance to Houlton Regional Hospital.

The Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department also assisted at the scene, according to Asselin.

“I am just glad that she is OK so that she can get the help she needs,” he said Monday.