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Search for missing Albany County teacher continues in Berkshire County

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Josh Landes
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WAMC

Law enforcement officials say the search for an Albany County woman missing in Lee, Massachusetts for nearly a week continues.

Authorities said Friday they are still searching for Meghan Marohn. The 42-year-old high school teacher from Delmar was declared missing when her car was found abandoned at Longcope Park, a wooded hiking area in southern Lee.

Lee Police Chief Craig DeSantis says that while the search continues, volunteers are dissuaded from taking part.

“It's approximately a two square mile area," he told reporters. "And while that doesn't seem large, that is actually a quite a large area. I would say some areas of the terrain we’re searching are extremely difficult, very, very thick. And that's kind of hampered search efforts. And that's why we don't want volunteers out there that we're not aware of, because we're trying to track all of the spaces we've gone.”

DeSantis stressed that there is no belief that the community is at risk.

Josh Landes has been WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief since February 2018, following stints at WBGO Newark and WFMU East Orange. A passionate advocate for Western Massachusetts, Landes was raised in Pittsfield and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, receiving his bachelor's in Ethnomusicology and Radio Production. His free time is spent with his cat Harry, experimental electronic music, and exploring the woods.