FALMOUTH (WGME) — Police are asking boaters on the Presumpscot River to keep an eye out for any sign of a woman who was reported missing from Richmond last November.
Police believe 38-year-old Anneliese Heinig of Richmond, a mother of two, was last seen on Interstate 295 in Falmouth on Thanksgiving.
Witnesses said they saw Heinig outside of her vehicle near the Route 26 overpass.
Police said her vehicle was parked on the shoulder with her cell phone, keys and wallet inside.
Heinig’s family reported her missing on Dec. 31 and for two weeks, state game wardens and police from several agencies searched by air, boat and ground with no success.
They are now asking boaters in the Falmouth area to be on the lookout.
“We’re hoping with your help again to get the word out so if anyone sees anything unusual in the water to call their local authorities so they can investigated. We are determined to bring closure to this grieving and incredible family,” police said.
Police said evidence suggests Heinig jumped into the river and died by suicide.
Nobody saw her jump off the bridge but a witness saw someone fitting her description walking toward it.
Over the next few days, police officers from several agencies and the Maine Marine Patrol will be searching again for Heinig. Police said they will put up posters in the area.