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LATEST UPDATE PUBLISHED 8/30/12 – Townsend Woman Found In Boston

TOWNSEND — A 23-year-old Townsend woman who had been missing for more than a week was found in Boston Wednesday morning.

Boston police were holding Amanda Dold on a warrant of apprehension issued out of Ayer District Court. Townsend police are expected to bring Dold to Ayer District Court for a hearing, but a spokeswoman for the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office said Dold was not in court Wednesday.

In a press release issued by Townsend Police Chief Erving J. Marshall, officers began tracking a cellphone that police suspected Dold was using. Boston police officers were able to identify an area in the city where the phone was being used and Dold was ultimately located. Marshall said a female claiming to be Dold contacted Townsend police Tuesday to say she was fine, but would not say where she was. She told officers she had been receiving information from friends that people were looking for her, and she also saw news reports that she was missing.

When contacted by phone Wednesday afternoon, Dold’s father, Fran, said he didn’t know the specifics of how his daughter had been found, but he was happy she was safe. “I’m very happy. I don’t know what condition she’s in and what’s going on or anything. I’m most definitely thrilled,” he said. “I feel like I don’t have that two-ton weight on my chest anymore. I owe a lot of people thanks. There were a lot of people out looking for her. It’s better than the ending that could have been.”

Fran Dold said Tuesday that Amanda was last seen at Boston Medical Center on Aug. 16 about 3 p.m., and since then she had not contacted her family, updated her Facebook page or made contact with friends. He said she had been staying at a residential drug-rehabilitation facility in Roxbury, and had been clean and sober for three months before vanishing. He said his daughter disappeared without a change of clothes, and without her cellphone, and he feared the worst had happened.

Amanda Dold and her mother, Michelle, were arraigned in Fitchburg District Court earlier this month on motor-vehicle larceny charges and intimidation of a witness charge, respectively. Both were summonsed based on accusations by Michelle Dold’s niece, Jennifer Frederick, 30, of Fitchburg, who was also recently charged with trying to break into a Leominster diner. According to court documents, Frederick claims Amanda Dold and her boyfriend stole her 2002 Ford Explorer in May after Dold asked for a ride. Frederick told police she drove Dold to pick up her boyfriend from a drug-rehabilitation facility and then to their home on Elm Street to get gas money. Frederick claims she waited for 15 minutes and then went inside to find them both passed out on the floor with drug needles beside them.

She said she woke up the pair and Dold asked Frederick to bring her to Mt. Vernon Street in Fitchburg. Frederick said she would but wanted to drop her daughter off at home first. While she did that, Dold and her boyfriend allegedly drove off with the car. The SUV was found later that same day on Franklin Street and there appeared to be no damage done. But the windows were open and the key was still in the ignition. Frederick alleges that Michelle Dold told her to drop the charges against her daughter and her boyfriend or she would “take her on a ride that she has never been on in her life.”

Both Michelle and Amanda Dold are due back in court Sept. 27.

SOURCE: http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/local/ci_21433357/townsend-woman-found-boston

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UPDATED 8/29/12

Where is 23-year-old Amanda Dold? The recovering drug addict vanished from the Boston Medical Center on the 16th of August in the late afternoon. It’s now been two weeks and there are not enough details in this case to determine what may have happened to her. However, there has no activity on her Facebook account or cellphone — which could indicate foul play when it comes to missing persons. Have you seen her?

The family members of this missing woman believe that she could have “run into trouble” while in a bad neighborhood known for acquiring drugs. The recovering drug addict had allegedly been clean for approximately three months, which sometimes isn’t enough time to avoid a relapse — depending on the type of drug addiction being experienced. What kind of drugs was this young woman addicted to before she sought help?

“My biggest fear is that someone has grabbed her,” said the father of missing woman Amanda Dold.

If this is the case, with the two weeks that have spanned in this disappearance, it’s statistically unlikely that she’ll be found alive. There is also the possibility that this young woman scored more of whatever drug she was once addicted to, only to succumb to an overdose. In drugs like heroin, cocaine and other narcotics, it’s possible to overdose easily after going a prolonged “clean” period. A person’s tolerance drops after a month or so without use, so it’s possible for a drug abuser to unwittingly overdose. This is a tragic speculation, but again, it is entirely possible.

Anyone with infomation is asked to contact the Townsend Police Department at 978-597-6214 Or call your local Police.

Source: http://news.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474981595626

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There are no Facebook pages set-up as of 8/29/12 but I did find the missing womans personal Facebook which has not been used since mid-August.http://www.facebook.com/?sk=welcome#!/amanda.dold.3
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Boston, Massachusetts 8/28/12 ↔ Police are searching for 23-year-old Amanda Dold missing from Townsend, Massachusetts since 8/16/2012.
According to her family, Amanda was last seen leaving Boston Medical Center on Harrison Avenue during the early morning hours of August 16th. Dold’s family and the Townsend Police Department searched the Boston area but did not find the young woman. Dold’s mother told FOX 25’s Bob Ward that she believes her daughter is somewhere in the Boston area.  Also, she does not believe her daughter is in control of her situation because her daughter has never stayed away from home without calling.
Amanda Dold is a Caucasian female, 5’2″ and weighs approximately 120-pounds. She has strait, shoulder length brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Townsend Police Department at 978-597-6214 or the Boston Police Department. You can also call your local Police if you reside in another state.