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Police continue search for missing Gloucester woman

Authorities have been searching for Abbie Flynn since Sunday evening when she was reported missing.

Police are still actively investigating the disappearance of a 59-year-old Gloucester woman who was reported missing Sunday. 

Abbie Flynn

Abbie Flynn’s last known communication with friends or family was around 4 p.m. on Sunday when she told her son she might go for a walk, according to Gloucester police. 

The 59-year-old St. Louis Avenue resident was “known to be an avid hiker,” Gloucester Police Chief Edward Conley said during a Monday press conference.

Flynn was reported missing when guests arrived around 6 p.m. on Sunday for the Super Bowl party Flynn was hosting and found she wasn’t home. Police said there were indications that the 59-year-old had been at home and prepared for the party. Her cellphone was found in the home. 


“When she didn’t arrive after a little while, they called the Gloucester Police Department and reported her missing,” Conley said. 

The search began Sunday evening and continued through Monday, with Coast Guard rescue crews helping to search the waterways around Gloucester, state police air wing searching from the air, and members of North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council also assisting.

As of Tuesday morning, the water and air searches had been suspended, according to a police spokesperson, but the search remains ongoing. 

“Right now, there’s no indication of foul play,” Conley said Monday. “Right now, we’re working primarily under the theory that she did what she said she was going to do, which was take a walk, go for a walk, and perhaps either got lost or had a medical incident or something that rendered her incapacitated. And she hopefully is hunkered down somewhere and we just have to find her.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Gloucester police at 978-283-1212.


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