ELLSWORTH, Maine — Local police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 17-year-old girl.

The girl, Cora Bishop, may be headed out of state, according to Ellsworth police. She was reported missing by her family around 4 p.m. Sunday.

According to information posted on the Ellsworth Police Department’s Facebook page, Bishop’s family has not seen her since before they went to church Sunday morning. When they returned from the service, Bishop was gone from their home.

Anyone with information about where Bishop might be is asked to contact Ellsworth police at 667-2168.

Bill Trotter

A news reporter in coastal Maine for more than 20 years, Bill Trotter writes about how the Atlantic Ocean and the state's iconic coastline help to shape the lives of coastal Maine residents and visitors....