Search Continues for Missing Woman

Jan 11, 2001

Shortsville, NY – The search continues for an 82-year-old woman missing since Tuesday. Helen Lois Goodwin walked away from the privately run home for adults where she had lived since 1998, police said. Temperatures were below freezing on Tuesday.

Goodwin, who had a history of depression, frequently went for walks but usually told the house's owners when she was going out. There was no mention this time and she left her purse behind.

About 140 people including police, forest rangers and members of 19 fire departments combed the surrounding area for Goodwin on Wednesday, some using snowmobiles and others following dogs. A state police helicopter also was involved.