Bucks County authorities are asking for the public to help them search the 1,711-acre Tyler State Park Thursday for clues about the disappearance of Lindsey Piccone.
Piccone, 21, of Bensalem, was last seen Sept. 6 in Bensalem. Her car was later found at Tyler State Park, a county park that sprawls over Newtown and Northampton.
Police, firefighters, K-9 dogs and volunteers already have searched the park several times.
Her family made an emotional plea for her safe return Tuesday on Facebook.
“We still don’t know where she is. Is she alive? Is she dead?” her crying mother Jeanette said.
“If anybody has my daughter, please, I’m begging you to leave her go and let her come home. I need her home,” her father Paul said.
Piccone left a “very vague” note that “implied a permanent goodbye, but it wasn’t clear what she meant by that, if she wanted to harm herself or if she was running away,” another relative said on the video posted to Bucks County News Feed’s Facebook page. “Up until that point that she left that note and left, everything was seemingly normal in her life.”
Piccone was a recent college student who worked at daycare and adored children, the relative said.
“There was nothing to give any indication that anything was wrong before she left,” she said. “It seemed she was under some kind of stress or duress at the time of her leaving … It was very irrational and spontaneous, and we don’t know what kind of harm Lindsey may be in, either from herself or from someone else.”
Piccone is 5-foot-3 and 120 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black tank top.
Thursday’s search, set to start at 10 a.m., will include officers from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PA DCNR), Bensalem and Newtown police departments and the Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue. Anyone else who wants to help with the search should meet at the PA DCNR parking lot, 101 Swamp Road, Newtown.
Tipsters are asked to call Bensalem police at (215) 633-3719. A $10,000 reward is offered for tips that help find her.