Police plan to search cars to find missing Portland mother

Posted April 25, 2011, at 5:29 p.m.
Last modified April 26, 2011, at 9:20 a.m.

CONWAY, N.H. — Police plan to search two vehicles in their investigation of a missing Maine woman whose young daughter was found in one of the cars.

Police say a car belonging to 20-year-old Portland resident Krista Dittmeyer was found Saturday with its engine running and hazard lights flashing in the Cranmore Mountain ski area parking lot in Conway, a town of about 10,000 people.

Police say there’s nothing to indicate Dittmeyer left the area voluntarily. They’re investigating the case as a possible crime.

Dittmeyer’s mother, Lanell Shackley, on Monday told WBZ-TV in Boston there’s no way her daughter would ever leave her baby.

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Police Lt. Chris Perley says he wouldn’t want to speculate on the condition of Dittmeyer but would just hope she’s safe and sound.

 

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