June 14, 2016

Missing Greenville woman located alive

A Greenville woman missing since yesterday morning has been found alive. Clarice Jardine, 76, was located at 5:00 PM this evening by a K9 team member from the Maine Association of Search and Rescue (*MASAR). Jardine was located in the woods nearly two miles from where she was last seen in Greenville. Search crews are currently getting to Jardine and will be bringing her from the woods. Medical personnel will evaluate her condition. Initial reports indicate she is conscious and talking. Accompanying photo illustrates areas covered by searchers during the two-day effort.

Jardine was last seen at her residence at 4:45 am yesterday when she left to go for a walk with her dog. When she did not return, family called Greenville Police Department mid-morning yesterday. Jardine does have memory issues and she has not driven a vehicle in many years. The Maine Warden Service utilized K9 teams throughout last night until early morning today and attempted sound attraction with whistles after dark. Today, the Maine Warden Service was covering areas with the assistance of MASAR search teams. Greenville Police & Fire Departments as well as area volunteers assisted search efforts. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

*The Maine Association for Search and Rescue (MASAR) is a non-profit organization that promotes and develops search and rescue resources for the state of Maine. MASAR provides training and certification for search and rescue volunteers using nationally-recognized standards. See mainesearchandrescue.org for more information.