Police to search Eastport property for woman missing since 2004

Posted May 21, 2014, at 9:23 p.m.
Last modified May 22, 2014, at 12:06 p.m.

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EASTPORT, Maine — Police will search the area behind a local house Thursday for clues to the whereabouts of a woman who has been missing for a decade, according to a news release from the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Marilyn Lehan, 59, is 5 feet 9 inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes, according to department spokesman Stephen McCausland.

Members of Lehan’s family say she may have moved away in 2004, but they have not heard from her since. The family said repeated attempts to find her have been unsuccessful, but it was not uncommon for Lehan to let long periods of time elapse between family contacts.

In the summer of 2013, Lehan’s family officially reported her missing to Eastport police, who investigated through the summer before requesting Maine State Police assistance last fall, McCausland stated in the news release.

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On Wednesday, state police dog teams surveyed the Clark Street property where Lehan lived with her husband, Brian, from 2002 to 2004. The house is owned by another family.

State and local police plan to search the 14 acres behind the house Thursday morning, McCausland stated.

Lehan and her husband reportedly moved to Eastport in 2002 after purchasing the house. That home was foreclosed on after Lehan’s disappearance, and her husband since has moved to California.

Lehan was an active member of the local Catholic church while she lived in Eastport.

Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts or anyone who may have had contact with her before her disappearance is asked to call Detective Micah Perkins at 800-432-7381 or the Eastport Police Department.

 

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