BELFAST — A local woman has been missing since early September and her family is frantically trying to find her.

Forty-year-old Joy MacDonald was last seen Sept. 9, when police questioned her after she mistakenly entered a residence, believing it was her home, according to Deputy Chief Dean Jackson of the Belfast Police Department. Recently, Jackson said, the family contacted police with their concerns.

“She seemed OK at the time,” Jackson said. “That was the last time we had any contact with her.”

Joy MacDonald Source: Facebook

Her car was located on Pierce Street by the Armistice Bridge, where police said it appeared to have been for some time, adding that she went to the footbridge often.

According to a Facebook post by MacDonald’s sister, she has not been heard from in a month and a half and recently text messages directed to her have stopped being delivered. 

Maine Warden Service searched the rail trail path near the footbridge with a K-9 unit Monday afternoon. According to Warden Chris Dyer, the Marine Patrol was also looking for her along Belfast Bay.

Belfast police said anyone who may have information on MacDonald’s whereabouts should call 338-2420. 


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