Woman found dead in Gouldsboro after alert issued

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GOULDSBORO — A missing Massachusetts woman was found deceased Thursday afternoon, a day after Gouldsboro Police issued a Silver Alert for her disappearance.

Lori Ann Read, 61, was staying with her sister when she was last seen entering her apartment at 7:30 p.m. on March 21.

Police were notified of her absence the following day at approximately 2:30 p.m., sparking a community-wide search effort.

The search came to a solemn end when Read’s body was discovered in a wooded area about a mile from where she was last seen.

Officials confirmed the discovery took place on March 22, around the same time she was reported missing the previous day.

The Gouldsboro Police Department expressed their condolences to Read’s family, acknowledging the challenging circumstances they are facing.

The statement also extended gratitude to the community members for their support, ranging from search efforts to providing food.

Several agencies, including the Maine Warden Service, Maine Marine Patrol, Schoodic EMS, Gouldsboro Fire Department, Search & Rescue teams, and the Civil Air Patrol, were commended for their extraordinary efforts during the search.

The body has been released to the Medical Examiner’s Office, which will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death, following standard procedures for such cases.

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