Park search being organized for Bucks woman missing for 6 weeks

It has been six weeks since 21-year-old Lindsey Piccone disappeared leaving her car in a Bucks County park.

On Thursday, the park will be closed as trained search teams from the Bensalem and Newtown Township police, and the Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue organization look for Piccone at Tyler State Park in Newtown Township,  NewtownNow.com reports.

On Sept. 6, Piccone’s car was found at Tyler State Park. Authorities temporarily closed the 1,711-acre park to search for the young woman.

“There are still a lot of unanswered questions that I don’t have. We still don’t know where she is. Is she alive? Is she dead?” said Jeanette Piccone, the woman's mother, in an emotional video posted Tuesday on Facebook. 

The family has offered a $10,000 reward for any information leading to finding Lindsey, according to the video.

Heather Andrews, a cousin, said everything in Lindsey Piccone’s life was normal up until the time of her disappearance.

She left behind a note that was "very vague and implied a permanent goodbye, but it wasn't clear what she meant by that, if she wanted to harm herself or if she was running away," Andrews said in the video.

The search was initially reported to be open to members of the public, and Piccone's family said they "appreciate the overwhelming response for volunteers."  But Bensalem Police said Wednesday night that only trained first responders will be allowed to participate.

"If any FIRST RESPONDERS would like to assist with the search efforts, please respond to the PA DCNR parking lot, which is located at 101 Swamp Road, Newtown Pa, 18940 at 10:00 a.m.," Bensalem police said in a statement Wednesday night.

Lindsey Piccone is 5’3”, 120 pounds, and was last seen wearing a black tank top. If anyone has seen Lindsey or has information as to her whereabouts, please call Bensalem Township Police at 215-633-3719.