Missing Maine woman found safe at hotel in Queens

A 29-year-old Maine woman reported missing earlier this week in New York City has been found safe in Queens, police said.

Christine Hammontree was found Friday in a hotel in Long Island City, the New York Post reported.

Hammontree was last seen getting into a vehicle in Times Square with two men and a woman, CrimeOnline previously reported. The Post said detectives identified the vehicle and spoke with the driver, who said Hammontree was at a hostel across the East River.

Hammontree’s parents reported her missing Tuesday after she didn’t return home to Falmouth, Maine, after visiting her boyfriend in New York. CBS News reported that Hammontree told her boyfriend she didn’t want to go back to Maine.

Police told the Post that she used to live in New York but had moved to Maine.

Both New York police and police in Falmouth closed their investigations after Hammontree was located.

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[Featured image: Christine Hammontree/Falmouth, Maine, Police Department]