- Law enforcement officials said Thursday that they have received a tip about a possible sighting of missing woman Kristin Westra.
- The 47-year-old mum was last seen Sunday night around 8 p.m., when she went to bed with her husband.
- Her husband, Jay, woke up the next morning and Westra was nowhere to be seen.
A 47-year-old woman who has been missing from North Yarmouth, Maine since Monday may have been sighted.
On Thursday, Game Wardens and detectives said they received credible information on Wednesday evening of a possible sighting of Kristin Westra.
Westra, a mother of two and elementary school teacher, was last seen by her husband, Jay, around 8 p.m. on Sunday night when they both went to bed. When he woke up the next morning, she was missing from their home and left her keys, mobile phone, wallet, and car behind.
“Although we’ve remained positive throughout the entire investigation, we’re extremely positive this morning based on this new information we received last evening,” Cumberland County Sheriff Cpt. Scott Stewart said Thursday, according to the Portland Press Herald. “I don’t want to get into specifics, but it is credible information and we have resources geared in that direction.”
Officials didn’t release information on when and where Westra may have been seen. They said receiving the information had been a surprise.
“Certain pieces of information we want to keep close to the chest,” Stewart added.
As the search for Westra entered its third day on Wednesday, her husband spoke to NBC News, revealing that his wife had been dealing with anxiety issues that had made it hard to sleep at night.
He says he first noticed she was missing from their bed at about 3:30 a.m. on Monday morning, but thought she had simply gone to another room to sleep. He became more troubled when he woke up for the day later that morning and she wasn’t in the house.
Jay, who is a pediatric cancer nurse, said the day before his wife went missing he took her to a licensed nurse practitioner friend of his because she had been dealing with anxiety that day.
“There was a safety assessment and Kristin was not at risk for any harm to herself or anybody else,” he said.
In the interview, he also issued a plea for his wife to come back, for the sake of their young daughter and her teen stepson.
“Kristin, no matter what, come home,” he told News Center Maine. “We’ve always taken care of everything, we’ve solved every problem, we’re a team, we will be a team, your daughter loves you, your friends love you, your parents love you, your brother and sister-in-law love you, aunts and uncles, everybody wants you back. There’s nothing – there’s no problem, no embarrassment, no obstacle – that can’t be overcome when you come back.”
Anyone with information on Kristin’s whereabouts is being asked to call the Maine State Police at 207-624-7076 or the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at 207-893-2310.
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