Missing Lubec woman found safe in Ellsworth

Posted June 05, 2013, at 9:54 a.m.

ELLSWORTH, Maine — A missing Lubec woman was found early Wednesday morning in Ellsworth.

Janet Rier, 56, who was reported missing Tuesday afternoon, was located near Route 179 at 7 a.m., according to Cpl. John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service.

Rier was in good condition when game wardens found her, MacDonald said. She stated to game wardens she had been camping in the woods.

Rier has been staying with her sister in Fletchers Landing Township and had last been seen on Sunday afternoon before she was reported missing Tuesday, according to MacDonald. Rier has been staying at the residence since last December.

Game wardens advise the public to remind family members of their location when going into the woods or going camping, MacDonald said.