COOKSBURG, Pa. (EYT) – On Thursday morning, the Clarion County Coroner was dispatched to the search area for a 43-year-old Clarion woman who was last seen near the Cook Forest State Park Fire Tower.
Coroner Dan Shingledecker confirmed to exploreClarion.com that he was called around 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, September 14, to an undisclosed location.
According to Clarion Borough Police Chief William H. Peck, the Clarion woman went missing from her Clarion Borough residence on Tuesday between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Crews had been searching near Fire Tower Road for her.
Chief Peck told exploreClarion.com on Wednesday evening, “We are concerned for her safety.”
According to Marienville-based State Police, her car was located on Fire Tower Road around 12:15 a.m. on Wednesday, prompting the search.
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) rangers; volunteer fire departments from Farmington Township, Sigel, Marienville, and Emlenton; and Clarion-based State Police were involved in the search.
The missing person investigation was led by the Clarion Borough Police Department.
According to Chief Peck, the search was being conducted on foot, in the air, and in the water.
Additionally, UTVs, rescue boats, and state police helicopters were being used, as well as search and rescue dog teams were searching the Cook Forest area.
Chief Peck said the search was called off around 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday and resumed at daylight on Thursday.
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