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Missing Connecticut woman found in northern Maine

A Connecticut woman whose abrupt disappearance and subsequent sighting in Maine confounded her family members has been found.

The Clinton Police Department reported Friday morning that Kimberly Piccolo, 31, has been found, about five days after she suddenly left home in Newtown, Connecticut, seemingly without taking any money, belongings or anxiety medication.

Police did not immediately announce where or under what circumstances Piccolo was located but said in an online update that after stories circulated about her disappearance Thursday, police were able to track her movement away from Clinton, where an officer and rescue personnel last saw her in a market parking lot Sunday night.

Clinton police said that Piccolo used her AAA service in Bangor, and additional sightings were reported in Houlton and then as late as 8 p.m. Thursday in Sherman before authorities announced the woman had been found. A Maine State Police trooper out of Troop F in Houlton identified Piccolo by a tattoo on her wrist, Clinton police said in Friday’s announcement.

Piccolo’s sister, Allie, posted on social media that Kimberly ran out of gas in Bangor, necessitating the AAA call. Allie Piccolo wrote that the wide number of shares of Kimberly’s picture and story on Facebook helped aid in the ultimately successful search.
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