State police in Maine and New Hampshire say they are continuing to search for two missing women who were reportedly driving around the borders of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine on Tuesday and were unable to find their way home.
According to their families, 51-year-old Kimberly A. Pushard and 50-year-old Angela Bussell are intellectually disabled, easily disoriented, have trouble processing information and are prone to being confused by directions.
They were reported missing by police in their hometown of Topsham, Maine, around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.
State police in New Hampshire and Maine have since issued alerts seeking help finding the missing women.
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Pushard was reportedly driving her red 2012 Jeep Compass with Maine registration 1960VC, with Bussell as a passenger. Sometime Tuesday night, they contacted Exeter, New Hampshire, police and several other New Hampshire law enforcement agencies, who tried to give them directions to return home.
Pushard's cell phone last pinged in the Candia and Raymond, New Hampshire area, but is now powered off. It is believed their phones' batteries have died.
Topsham police provided an update on the search Thursday morning, saying their last known location was at an Irving gas station in Springfield, Maine, about 50 miles from the Canadian border, around 10 a.m. Wednesday. They said law enforcement agencies in northern Maine have been notified in hopes of finding them.
Pushard is described as 5'5" and 164 lbs., with brown hair and hazel eyes. Bussell is described as 5'8" and 213 lbs., with brown hair and blue eyes.
Anyone with information about their whereabouts or who makes contact with them is asked to call Exeter police at 603-772-1212 or Topsham police at 207-443-9711.