Nothing found in Sunday search for Mary Coulthard

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Frank Schultz
Monday, May 5, 2014

JANESVILLE—Searchers on land, air and water Sunday failed to find Mary L. Coulthard, the 75-year-old Janesville woman who was last seen Friday night.

Police said at a news conference Monday that officers conducted searches after items belonging to Coulthard were found near the Rock River.

A water bottle believed to be Coulthard's was found on the Milwaukee Street Bridge.

Another item belonging to Coulthard was found south of the Milwaukee Street Bridge near the river. Police did not identify the item.

Coulthard was last seen at 10 p.m. Friday near her residence, the Garden Court Apartments, 208 N. Main St.

She was last seen wearing blue jeans, white tennis shoes and a tan jacket.  She is about 5 feet, 2 inches tall and 100 pounds with gray hair and hazel eyes.

The search for Coulthard began Saturday when a neighbor reported that she had been gone for an unusual amount of time. Coulthard does not drive. Police tried locating Coulthard by using her cellphone signal, but either the phone's battery was dead or the phone was turned off.

Coulthard does not have a history of mental health problems, police have said.

The aerial search from an airplane owned by Janesville Police Chief Dave Moore was conducted along the river from Janesville south to the state line. The ground and water searches were in the Janesville area.

Anyone with information about Coulthard's whereabouts can call the Rock County Communications Center at 608-757-2244 or Janesville police at 608-755-3100.

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