February 21, 2020
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Search underway for missing Oakland woman

MILO, Maine — Family members and volunteer searchers from the Down East Emergency Medical Institute are searching for an Oakland woman whose last contact with family members was on Thursday of last week.

Carrie Commeau, 35, had not been located as of 10 p.m. on Monday night. Efforts to find her will resume early Tuesday morning and will focus on a 100-square-mile area that includes the towns of Milo and LaGrange, Richard Bowie, director of operations for DEEMI, said.

Commeau was reported missing to the Oakland Police Department on Friday, according to Charles Jackson, the missing woman’s brother-in-law.

Oakland police Sgt. David Savage said Monday that area police were asked to locate Commeau and conduct a welfare check.

Jackson said family members are concerned about Commeau’s well-being because she has known medical problems.

Commeau is described as 5 feet 4 inches tall, 230 pounds, with close-cropped brown hair. She last was seen wearing a gray stocking cap, a gray Messalonskee High School sweatshirt, blue jeans and boots. She is traveling in a black 2005 Ford Explorer with tan accents on the bottom with 14-day temporary license plates.

Commeau is believed to be in the Milo area because she has connections to the community, Bowie said Monday. Bowie said DEEMI is using a fixed-wing aircraft, its Humvee and several scouting teams in the effort to locate Commeau.

Bowie and Jackson both confirmed sightings of Commeau’s vehicle between 2 and 5 p.m. on Monday.

Jackson also said searchers found evidence that Commeau had camped in her truck on Sunday night, and possibly on Saturday night.

Anyone who has seen Commeau or her vehicle is urged to call their local law enforcement agency.

Watch www.bangordailynews.com for updates.

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