Volunteers hold search party for missing Somersworth woman
Somersworth — A Somersworth woman has been missing since June 2nd, leaving her family and friends worried and desperate to find her. NH1 spoke with the missing woman's brother, who said she can become suicidal if her medication is not taken.
65-year-old Denise Bean was last seen more than a week ago. On Saturday, loved ones and even strangers were quick to help by joining search parties throughout the surrounding area.
"When she goes off her medicine, you never know what happens," Dayne Legassie, Denise's brother said.
Legassie woke up early Saturday morning, tied on his boots, and joined dozens of his family, friends, and volunteers, in a search to find his missing sister.
"It's very difficult and swampy in areas and a lot of bush, and you could miss a lot," Legassie said. "But these people are a godsend. I appreciate the help."
Denise was last seen at her Somersworth home which she shares with her sister. According to family, Denise has a history of bipolar disorder and has not been taking her medication. Her sister, said she left the home with nothing but a small bag, leaving her debit card and ID behind.
"If You have a relative and they're missing, I would hope anybody would come out to look," Karen Weston, Mayor of Dover said.
Volunteers and the Somersworth police gathered at Denise's home, creating groups of four to separate and walk the surrounding areas.
"I think it's comforting to know that any family could expect the same support in any situation in Somersworth," Lieutenant Tim McLin said.
According to family, Denise is described as 5 ft., and 130 pounds. Anyone with information about Denise Bean's whereabouts should call Somersworth police at 692-3131.