BANGOR, Maine — Veazie police are asking the public for help in locating a 24-year-old Bangor woman who has been reported missing by her sisters.
Alexis Merritt has not been heard from by family or friends since she last posted on Facebook on May 29, sisters Amy Gardner and Trinity Merritt said Tuesday.
Alexis Merritt, who was diagnosed with a mild mental disability as a minor, is a transient who has been couch surfing, her sisters said.
“She’s disappeared before but never for this long,” Gardner said.
Veazie Police Chief Mark Leonard said Monday that Merritt was reported missing on June 2.
He said that an ”attempt to locate and check on well-being” alert initially was sent out to law enforcement agencies in the region but that it since has been changed to a missing person alert.
“We’ve reached out to all the area [homeless] shelters because there was some sort of reference that she may be in Bucksport. We’ve reached out to them, and she’s not there. There was some mention that she might be in Ellsworth, but no contact was made there with her,” Leonard said.
“Any information that they provide to us, we continue to track down and try to disprove it or prove it,” Leonard said.
“At this point, we haven’t had any luck,” he said.
Merritt is 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds, has brown eyes and most recently had short hair that was brown and blonde. She also goes by Gloria Gardner, which was her name before she was adopted as a teenager, her sisters said.
Merritt has a tattoo of a cross on one of her fingers and another that says “Gloria” on her wrist, Amy Gardner said.
Anyone who has seen Merritt or has information should call the Veazie Police Department at 947-2358.