FALMOUTH, Maine (WBZ NewsRadio) — Police in Falmouth, Maine have expanded their search for a Richmond, Maine mother of two who has been missing since Thanksgiving Day.
Anneliese Heinig, 37, was reported missing by her family after she didn't show up for a Thanksgiving celebration, the Portland Press-Herald reports.
Richmond Police told the paper Heinig's car was found on I-295 and towed. Heinig's mother, Anne Heinig, told the paper her daughter was reportedly seen walking away from the car, where she left items like her keys and purse.
"I think she thought there was a mechanical issue," Heinig told the Press-Herald. "She was walking northbound in the southbound lane."
Now, seven different law enforcement agencies—Maine State Police, Maine Marine Patrol, Maine Warden Service, Richmond Police Department, Portland Police Department, Falmouth Fire Department, and Falmouth Police—are taking part in the search.
"Acting on recent information, community members should expect to see an increased law enforcement presence in the areas of I-295, Middle Road, and the Presumpscot River in Falmouth," the department wrote on their Facebook page Monday.
Police said residents in the area may see Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and patrols in the water as part of the search during the day.