UPDATE: The search for Phyllis Potter began this morning and is still underway.
Dozens of volunteers have gathered to perform a grid search through multiple townships with a total search area of about 85 square miles. Search teams are conducting this search on both drone and horseback.
Phyllis’ family says that she could be confused or disoriented.
Community volunteer Penny Burrell is encouraging searchers to look for scrapings on trees, tree branches that have been broken or cut off and brush that has been totaled over, rather than just the white Subaru that Phyllis was driving.
Burrell noted that she has never met Phyllis but understands that she is truly loved by her friends and family and that they all wanted to come out and help find her.
The search will continue until sundown.
WESTFIELD, Pa. (WETM) – A search party is being set up to look for a Westfield woman who went missing on July 21.
According to First News Now, a search party for missing woman Phyllis Potter is being held at 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, at the Westfield community building. Family member Penny Potter said that those who are willing to join in the search for Phyllis Potter should report to the community building.
There is also a Facebook page called The Search for Phyllis Potter that has been set up.
Phyllis Potter is a 5’2″ white woman who weighs 150 pounds and has gray hair and blue eyes. She was last seen at Missy’s Market in Harrison Valley on Friday morning. She was driving her white 2009 Subaru Outback with PA Registration DKL1425.
While Friday marked the one-year anniversary of her son’s death, the family is unsure if that has any connection to this event.
If anyone sees Phyllis Potter, please call 911 or PSP Mansfield at (570) 662-2151 immediately.