Monday, March 30, 2015

Police searching for Bensalem woman, 73

Jean Carson was last seen Wednesday night, leaving a home that backs up to the Neshaminy Creek.

Police searching for Bensalem woman, 73

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Jean Carson was last seen Wednesday night.

Police are searching for a 73-year-old Bensalem Township woman who was last seen Wednesday at a home in the 900 block of Haunter Lane.

Jean Carson, who was reported to be in good health and does not suffer from mental issues, was last seen leaving the back of the house, which backs up to the Neshaminy Creek, at 10 that night, Bensalem police said Thursday.  She is 5-foot-3, 120 pounds, with blond hair, blue eyes, and was last seen wearing a blue-and-white shirt, dark pants and high heels.

About 65 police officers and other emergency workers from Bensalem and Croydon, and a Philadelphia Police helicopter searched the area Thursday night, and the search resumed Thursday morning, police said.  

Police ask anyone with information about Carson to call the department at 215-633-3719. Tips can be called into 215-633-3660 or e-mailed to

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Chris Palmer covers Bucks County for the Philadelphia Inquirer. His previous work has appeared in the New York Times and on several Times blogs, including City Room, the Local East Village and SchoolBook (which has since been taken over by WNYC). Contact him at, 610 313 8212 or on Twitter, @cs_palmer.

Ben Finley covers Bucks County for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He previously worked for The Associated Press, and the Bucks County Courier Times, where he won more than a dozen journalism awards from organizations including the Education Writers Association, the Society for Features Journalism and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio and graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with a degree in journalism. Contact him at, 610-313-8118 or on Twitter, @Ben_Finley.

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