Authorities in Maine have found a body on the property of a Fairfield woman who went missing late August, according to necn affiliate WCSH.
Valerie Tieman, 34, was last seen Aug. 30 at the Wal-Mart in Skowhegan, and was reported missing on Sept. 9.
Tuesday's search started late in the morning on the Norridgewock Road property, where state police and warden investigators were seen in a wooded area with K-9s and buckets and shovels.
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By 3 p.m., state police announced they had found a woman's body about 200 yards behind the Tieman house. The identity of the discovered body was not immediately released by authorities.
Earlier this month, police said she was last seen in a pickup truck she shared with her husband, Luc Tieman; when he went inside the store, and when he returned, Valerie Tieman was missing.
Maine State and Fairfield Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a Fairfield woman who has been missing for over two weeks. 34 year old Valerie Tieman was last seen on August 30 at Wal-Mart in Skowhegan. She is 5’7” tall, 165 pounds with short brown hair and brown eyes. She was reported missing to Fairfield Police on September 9, by her parents, who live out of state. State Police joined the investigation Tuesday. Tieman lives on the Norridgewock Road in Fairfield with her husband, Luc Tieman, who has cooperated with investigators. Tieman said Valerie was last seen in the couple’s pickup truck in the Wal-Mart parking lot on August 30. Tieman said he had gone into the store and she was missing from the truck when he returned a short time later . Anyone with information on Valerie Tieman’s whereabouts is asked to call State Police in Augusta at 624-7076 or Fairfield Police. The attached photo was taken in July of the couple after the purchase of the truck, that she was last seen in.
Valerie's family and friends, including her husband, are cooperating in the investigation, according to state police.
No one has been charged in her disappearance.