Guests who arrived at Abbie Flynn’s Massachusetts home last Sunday for a Super Bowl party were surprised their host was nowhere to be found, and nearly a week later, she’s still missing.
Flynn’s son told police he last saw his mother about 4:30 p.m. when she told him she was going for a walk, Boston 25 News reported. When guests arrived later for the party and Flynn didn’t return, they called police.
State police and the US Coast Guard have search by air, land, and sea around Gloucester’s Eastern Point for the missing woman, to no avail.
“We are basically in stone-turning mode,” police Chief Edward Conley III said on Thursday. He said investigators are searching for “any possible leads or trails that we can follow” and trying to drum “up an indication of where she may be.”
Update: @GloucesterPD has suspended the large scale physical search for Abbie. Officers remain vigilant around trails, coastline and harbor. The investigation continues. There is no indication of a crime or that the public is any in danger. pic.twitter.com/dlqScBBWVg
— Chief Ed Conley (@ChiefEdConley) February 5, 2020
Conley said on Monday there was “no indication of foul play” and that detectives were “working on the theory that she did what she said she was going to do, which was take a walk and either got lost or had a medical incident that incapacitated her.”
Flynn, 59, was said to be an avid wildlife enthusiast who frequently hiked the Eastern Point trails and knew the area well. A fire department rescue boat searched Tuesday at Niles Pond, a body of fresh water on the point between the salt water of Brace Cove and Gloucester Harbor near Flynn’s home, but found nothing, Good Morning Gloucester reported.
Conley spoke with Good Morning Gloucester on Thursday and said investigators are considering bringing in a state dive team.
Chief Ed Conley Livestream Search Update For Missing Gloucester Resident Abbie Flynn 2/6/20
Posted by Joey Ciaramitaro on Thursday, February 6, 2020
Flynn is described as about 5 foot 5 inches with brown hair and weighing about 200 pounds. She may have been wearing a navy blue LL Bean puffer jacket, LL Bean shoe boots, blue jeans and possibly a flannel shirt.
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[Featured image: Abbie Flynn/Gloucester Police Department]