Police continue to search for two Topsham women with intellectual disabilities who got lost as they drove around Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire this week.

Kimberly Pushard, 51, and Angela Bussell, 50, were reported missing at 12:36 a.m. Wednesday, prompting a silver alert in Maine and an activation of the missing-vulnerable-adult alert system in New Hampshire.

Kimberly Pushard, left, and Angela Bussell

When the alerts were issued, police said the women had last been seen in Exeter, New Hampshire, where they had asked for directions back to Topsham.

Pushard is driving a red 2012 Jeep Compass with the Maine license plate number 1960VC.

Police have since confirmed the women were seen at an Irving gas station in the Penobscot County town of Springfield around 10 a.m. Wednesday. One of the women used a debit card at the store, Topsham police said Thursday.

But Pushard’s cellphone last pinged around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday in Candia and Raymond, New Hampshire, nearly 300 miles from Springfield. Police believe the phone battery has since died.


Relatives of the two women told police that they are intellectually disabled, easily disoriented, have trouble processing information and are prone to be confused by directions.

Kimberly Pushard and Angela Bussell Courtesy Maine Department of Public Safety

Topsham police say that Pushard and Bussell decided to go to the Maine Mall on Tuesday, but got lost and traveled to Massachusetts before calling family members around 5 p.m. Family members attempted to provide directions and believed the women were on their way back to Maine.

On Tuesday evening, Pushard and Bussell called the Exeter dispatch center, but lost contact during the call. The women then contacted New Hampshire State Police, who advised them to travel north on I-95.

Anyone who sees Pushard and Bussell is asked to call the Topsham Police Department via Sagadahoc Communications at 443-9711.

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