An elementary school teacher in Maine is missing with her brother writing on Facebook that Kristin Westra “disappeared in the middle of the night.” Westra, 47, was last seen on September 30 after returning home from a jog in North Yarmouth, Maine, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. The statement says that Westra is 5-feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Anybody with any information is asked to call the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department on 207-893-2810 and to press 2 for dispatch. When asked if foul play was suspected in the disappearance, Captain Scott Stewart of the Cumberland sheriff’s office told Heavy, “We are treating this as a missing person.”
I’m in North Yarmouth at the scene of a search for missing person Kristin Westra, 47, who was last seen Sunday night at the family’s home on Lufkin Road. @PressHerald pic.twitter.com/uKzzUguAOX
— Ben McCanna (@BenMcCanna) October 2, 2018
WMTV reports that Westra’s husband, Jay Westra, was the first to report his wife’s disappearance. Her vehicle was still at home when she was reported missing. He told police that he woke up on the morning of October 1 and his wife wasn’t home. The WMTW report adds that more than 70 volunteers are working with the Maine State Police, the Maine Warden Service, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department, North Yarmouth Fire Rescue, Chebeague Island Fire Rescue and the Civil Air Patrol. On October 2, search teams were seen in a wooded area close to the missing teacher’s home. In total, 20 miles of area has been searched by authorities.
Capt. Scott Stewart updates the search for a missing wife and mother from North Yarmouth, 47 year old Kristin Westra. @WGME @FOX23Maine pic.twitter.com/Zv2ho6tpk5
— Brad Rogers WGME (@BradWGME) October 2, 2018
A profile on the website for the Chebeague Island School Department says that Westra teaches third, fourth and fifth-grade at the school. Westra’s bio says that she grew up in Burlington, Vermont, having moved there from Pennsylvania at a young age. Westra is a graduate of the University of Vermont where she studied Psychology and German. During her time in college, Westra spent time studying in Salzburg, Austria. Following graduation, Westra went to work as a sales manager for software company Lotus Development in the Boston Area. Westra then …read more