November 7, 2016

Search efforts suspended for Medford, ME woman

Search efforts coordinated by the Maine Warden Service have been suspended for 71-year-old Diana Estey of Medford, Maine. At this point, no clues have been found that can be attributed to Diana Estey. Today, approximately 40 searchers took part in looking for any evidence left behind by Estey, believed to have gone missing from her Medford Center Road residence at some time since Wednesday, November 2. Estey has not been seen since Monday, October 31.

Diana Estey is 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighs 100 pounds and has grey hair and green eyes. She might be wearing a grey polar fleece top with pink trim. If anyone has any information about Diana Estey or has seen her since Monday, October 31, 2016, please call the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office at 207-564-3304 or Bangor Public Safety Dispatch 207-973-3700.

Several search team organizations within the Maine Association of Search and Rescue (MASAR) were involved in this extensive effort to include Wilderness SAR, Lincoln County, Waldo County, Franklin County, Mercer Cert., Unity College, Civil Air Patrol, Dirigo SAR, Maine Search and Rescue Dogs (MESARD) and the Maine Mounted SAR horse team. Game wardens were also assisted by a Maine Forest Service helicopter and several local townspeople.

The Maine Warden Service urges hunters, camp owners and home owners in the Medford area to check outbuildings and other structures that could provide forms of shelter.

The Maine Warden Service and the Estey family wish to thank all those who came forward to help in this exhaustive search effort. The Estey family has been overwhelmed at the tremendous outpouring of support from both local people and those from far away.