Police are asking the public for help finding a Fairfield woman who has been missing for more than two weeks.

Valerie Tieman, 34, of Norridgewock Road, was reportedly last seen Aug. 30 when she was with her husband, Luc Tieman, at the Wal-Mart parking lot in Skowhegan, Maine State Police said Thursday.

She was in the couple’s pickup truck while Luc Tieman went into the store, and was gone when he returned a short time later, police said.

Contacted Thursday via Facebook, Luc Tieman wrote that “this isn’t the first time she’s run off,” but he had always been able to “talk her sense to come back.”

“I’m just so exhausted right now trying to find her, everyone is talking to me and I have to tell them all everything,” he wrote, while not responding to requests for a phone interview.

He said he thinks she may be with a man from a previous relationship, “but I don’t even care I just want her to not feel bad and come back,” he wrote.

Valerie Tieman’s parents, who live out of state, reported her missing to Fairfield police on Sept. 9, according to police. She is 5-foot-7, weighs 165 pounds and has short brown hair and brown eyes, police said. State police asked anyone with information to call 624-7076, but would not comment further.

Emily Fournier, a friend of the Tiemans from Fairfield, said Valerie Tieman is a kind person. She had acted with the Recycled Shakespeare Co., which Fournier’s family runs, Fournier said.

Valerie Tieman was cast as the lead female role in “Titus Andronicus” and was supposed to have picked up her script at Fournier’s house in August and attend rehearsals, but never showed up, Fournier said.

Fournier said she tried to text her friend, but received no response. “The whole thing is just so terrifying in so many different ways,” she said. Requests sent to Valerie Tieman’s parents and in-laws for comment Thursday were not returned.

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