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06 September 2013
UPDATE: Missing 90 year old Hurley woman found dead
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Patrick Regan
Troop F Commander
UPDATE: On September 5, 2013 the New York State Police in Kingston, NY received a report from Catherine Cattabiani, of Hurley, NY that her 90 year old mother Elizabeth Askue was missing.
Investigation revealed that Elizabeth Askue suffers from dementia and would frequently walk in the area of her residence on Old Route 209. As a result of neighborhood interviews it was discovered that Elizabeth was seen walking in the area of Wynkoop Road on Wednesday evening around 6:30 PM.
On September 6, 2013, after an extensive overnight search, Elizabeth was located deceased in a wooded area off Old Route 209 by a NYSP Division helicopter. There were no signs of foul play. An autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause of death.
The Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, NYS Forest Rangers and the Town of Hurley Fire Department assisted in the search.
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