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Missing Woman

Missing Oneonta Woman Found Safe in Binghamton

Missing Oneonta Woman

Found Safe in Binghamton

Amanda Lee Chandler

ONEONTA – An Oneonta woman who was reported missing by her family was located by state troopers in Binghamton over the weekend.

According to a press release, troopers made contact by phone with Amanda Lee Chandler, 27, Oneonta, who was reported missing by her family on July 20. The trooper stayed on the line with her until a trooper in Binghamton was able to check on her. Troopers determined she was in good health and not in any danger.


Missing Woman Found

Missing Woman Found

PIERSTOWN – The elderly woman reported missing yesterday in the Town of Otsego has been located, state police report.  Belle L. Lord, 89, was found in good condition and is with family.

Missing Otsego Woman Found Dead Near Home

Snow Melts, Missing

Woman’s Body Found

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to

Margaret Thayer

CATTOWN – The body of a 60-year-old woman missing since March 1 was located behind her home this morning in an area where snow drifts were recently several feet deep, Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. reports.

Deputies were at Margaret R. Thayer’s home on Parslow Road in the hamlet of Cattown, near Fly Creek, rechecking areas that have been previously searched by foot and with the help of K9s, Devlin said.

Foul play is not suspected at this time, the investigation is continuing, according to the sheriff.

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