July 28, 2013


Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Maine Warden Service

--For Immediate Release--

SEARCH - MOUNT DESERT ISLAND ? JULY 28, 2013: Maine game wardens are conducting a search for a missing woman on Mount Desert Island that began late yesterday. Janet Post, 81, from London England was last seen by two male cousins near their summer home at 5:45 late yesterday afternoon. The Maine Warden Service was called to respond at approximately 7:00 PM. She was last seen wearing a white sun hat, light colored shirt and blouse, and tan capris pants.

Janet and her two cousins (one named Brian Pfieffer) walked the 1/3 mile foot path from their summer home located at 279 Beech Hill Road in the Town of Mount Desert. The path leads to the shore of Long Pond. All three made it to the shore. At approximately 5:45 Janet was last seen walking back toward her home via the wooden path by herself. About five to seven minutes later, the two cousins returned back to the home. When they returned Janet was not there.

The search area is about one mile square, heavily wooded, and contains some steep terrain. Janet is in good health and had recently retired. Today?s search effort consists of eight game wardens, two warden K9 teams, a fixed wing aircraft, and a watercraft. Assisting with search efforts are members of the Mount Desert Island Search and Rescue Team and Acadia National Park Rangers with watercraft.

Maine game wardens are asking anyone with information that might help find Janet Post to please call ORONO PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCH AT 1-207-866-2122.

(Attached photo of Janet Post courtesy of the Maine Warden Service.)

Please direct media related calls to Corporal John MacDonald by calling: Public Safety Dispatch in Gray at 207-657-3030 Email at: john.macdonald@maine.gov