FRAMINGHAM, MA - At approximately 2:45p.m., Saturday September 24, 2011, members of the Framingham Fire Department, from Engine Company 2, Station 2, (the Watson St. Fire Station), along with Framingham Police search and rescue began a search of the Sudbury River, reportedly looking for Susan Bamvakis, a 50 year old woman had gone missing earlier this week.
On Friday, Framingham Police issued a "Reverse 911" call to area residents asking that they notify police if they spotted Bamvakis who suffers from bi-polar disorder and can not take care of herself.
The call informed residents that Bamvakis was last seen wearing a brightly colored shirt, black stretch pants and black shoes near her McAdams Road home.
According to one of the residents of Centennial Place, Framingham Fire and Police were searching the area as they beleived a cell phone found near a bend in the river on Central St. across from Johnson St. may have belonged to Bamvakis.
Residents of the Centennial Street neighborhood feared Bamvakis may have wandered down a path used as a portage for canoeists to navigate around the shallow, but swift moving part of the river that leads to the reservoir above the falls.
Ms. Bamvakis is 5' 2" tall, weighs approximately 115 lbs., and has brown hair and hazel eyes.
At the time of this writing, Bamvakis had not yet been found. Framingham Police ask that anyone with information as to Bamvakis' whereabouts call the non-emergency police line at: (508) 872-1212.