Game wardens seek volunteers to aid upcoming search in Medford

The Maine Warden Service is seeking volunteer searchers. Maine game wardens are planning a search for missing person Diana Esteys from the town of Medford this Sunday, September 17th. Esteys went missing last year around November 1, 2016. A family friend originally called to report her missing after not seeing her for several days.

The Maine Warden Service will be conducting another ground search for Esteys in the Medford, Maine area. The Maine Warden Service is asking for the help from members of the public for this search. They are looking for about 100 people who meet the following criteria to perform grid searches in a variety of terrain. That criterion is:

· Must be physically fit
· Have proper clothing, long pants, long sleeve light or heavy shirt, hiking boots or rubber boots. No shorts, flip flops, crocks or Teva –type footwear.
· No children under 18
· Ability to work in a team environment and must be able to follow tasks from a team leader while working with other team members.
· Bring snacks, refreshment and lunch for yourself.

If you do not meet the above criteria and would still like to help, you can help manage food, donate food, donate water and assist with parking management.

Those who would like to help are being asked to meet at the command post for the search will be located at the Medford Town Office between 7:30 am and 9:00am.

Since her disappearance, searches have been conducted using many different resources such as K9 teams and ground search teams from the Maine Warden Service and the Maine Association of Search and Rescue (MASAR). Aircraft and helicopters from the Maine Warden Service and Maine Forest Service have also been utilized. Maine State Police and Piscataquis County Sheriff’s office have been involved in the investigation of Esteys disappearance as well. A large area has been covered to date with no clues as to Esteys’ location.

The Warden Service said that they hope Sundays efforts might help bring closure to the Esteys family.