Search efforts continue for missing Waterford woman

Posted July 08, 2014, at 10:29 a.m.
Last modified July 08, 2014, at 3:12 p.m.

WATERFORD, Maine — The search remains on for a Waterford woman who was last seen Monday, officials said.

Search teams planned to use aircraft, canine teams and ground searchers on Tuesday to look for Ruth Francis Brennan, 77, of Spur Ridge Road, according to Maine Warden Service Cpl. John MacDonald.

Brennan was last seen walking on Kezars Road in Waterford on Monday, according to MacDonald.

On Monday, a team of game wardens, state troopers, Oxford County sheriff’s deputies, an Air National Guard helicopter equipped with an infrared camera and canine units from the Maine Association of Search and Rescue teamed up to search for Brennan, but she was not located.

MacDonald said a command post will be established at the Waterford Fire and Rescue building on Valley Road, and the Maine Forest Rangers have sent a helicopter to aid with the search.

Brennan, who has dementia, was last seen wearing a crew-neck striped shirt, capri-style blue jeans, a tan hat, light green socks and beige sneakers. She has brown hair and hazel eyes and is 5 feet 2 inches tall.

Anyone with information should call Public Safety in Gray at 657-3030.