Missing Hamilton woman found ‘responsive’
Hamilton Police say they have located a 44-year-old Hamilton woman who was reported missing after her car was found idling on Sept. 2 on the eastbound shoulder of Kuser Road near the Route 295 overpass.
Christine Rosie was found "responsive and alert," according to Hamilton Capt. James Stevens, Operations Bureau Commander.
"Today roughly around 4:30 p.m. in the afternoon, with the assistance of the greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue and the Delaware Valley County K-9 Search and Rescue teams, we were able to locate Christine Rosie," Stevens told NJ 101.5 in an interview this afternoon. "She was last seen by the family, but reported on the third of September to the police division as missing."
Stevens said Rosie was located "on the right-of-way on Interstate 295 in a heavily-wooded area with thick underbrush."
The woman was responsive and alert when rescue crews found her. She was initially treated at the scene and then transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton for further treatment and evaluation.
Stevens said the circumstances surrounding Rosie's disappearance remain unclear. It is also not known if drugs or alcohol played a factor in why she went missing. The police captain said the case is still under investigation by Detective Leonard Gatsby.
According to Stevens, police often focused their search on the area where her car was found idling. It was by searching this area that they eventually found Rosie.
"It appears as though, based on reports and tips that came in, that she was spotted at different times throughout the week, within the general area of where the search was conducted," the police captain said.
He said during her disappearance, Rosie did not make any attempts to reach out to family or friends to inform them of her whereabouts. He said the woman's family is relieved to have her back.
"The family is very happy," Stevens said. "She is being treated and evaluated at the medical center."
David Matthau contributed to this report.