The remains of an Alfred woman missing since March 14 have been found in Florida, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Judith Therianos, 52, had been in Florida visiting friends since Feb. 15, according to the report.
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office announced Sunday that remains found Thursday night near U.S Highway 19 in New Port Richey, about 30 miles northwest of Tampa, had been identified as Therianos.
The cause and date of her death has not yet been determined by the medical examiner’s office, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
Therianos, who had gone to Florida to care for a sick friend, last was seen picking up her clothes from a friend with whom she was staying, her close friend Glenda Cook of Shapleigh told the Bangor Daily News on March 31.
Family and friends created a Facebook page in an effort to get the word out. They reached out to people they knew in Florida and asked them to keep an eye out for Therianos, according to a previously published report.
Cook said last month that it was highly unusual for Therianos not to maintain contact with family and friends in Maine, including her three children.
Also troublesome is that her family has been told that Therianos had a black eye and was in the company of an older man named Charlie when she last was seen.
Charlie is believed to be traveling in a rented late-model white SUV, according to a previously published report.
Cook said that Therianos had planned to find work through a temp agency in Florida to earn money to return to Maine.