19 May 2020

Major Brian Shortall
Troop C Commander

UPDATE: 10:49 pm - Mrs. Golembeski has been located by a forest ranger approximately half a mile from the residence.  She is in good condition but will be checked out by EMS as a precaution.  NYSP thanks all the agencies that assisted in search efforts and also the public who shared information. 
Original Release:

Several agencies are working together to locate a missing 79-year-old woman with dementia in the Delaware County town of Kortright. 

New York State Police at Stamford received a 911 call at approximately 5:52 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2020 that 79-year-old Beverly L. Golembeski was missing from a seasonal residence on Reed Road in the town of Kortright.  The call to 911 was made by Golembeski’s husband after he and a neighbor attempted to Golembeski.  It is believed that Golembeski left the residence sometime between 3 and 3:30pm and may be carrying a white 5-gallon bucket to collect wood. 

Golembeski was last seen wearing a red knit hat, green sweater, maroon quilted vest, black pants and orange shoes.  She has gray hair that she typically wears up but it is about shoulder length when it is down.  Golembeski is 5’5 and weighs approximately 130 pounds.  Golembeski is from New Jersey but is familiar with the area because the couple has owned the seasonal residence in Kortright for several decades.  However, she does suffer from dementia.  The pictured photo is a recent photo taken in March. 

Members from NYSP at Stamford, Margaretville, Sidney and Oneonta are on scene.  The New York State Police helicopter is searching from the air.  Forest Rangers, ENCON, Hobart Fire Department, Stamford Fire Department and the Kortright Fire Department are some of the agencies assisting in the search. 

If you have any information or have seen Mrs. Golembeski contact New York State Police at (607)561-7400


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