Former Lee woman, town activist missing in Albany, NY, area


COLONIE, N.Y. — Police in New York are searching for a former Lee woman and local activist who went missing last weekend, reportedly en route to the Berkshires.

Beverly Trombley, 77, was reported missing by her son, who told WNYT-TV that his mother was moving back to Lee from Voorheesville, N.Y.

The man said he left for Lee ahead of his mother, who was traveling alone; when she didn't arrive in Lee, he said he called police.

Her vehicle was recovered in the area of West Albany Pocket Park on Braintree Street in Albany, according to a Facebook post by Colonie police. The vehicle is believed to have been at the park since at least 10 a.m. Sunday.

Trombley is described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall, slender, with brown hair and eyes. She was last seen wearing a red woolen coat and black pants, eyeglasses and gold jewelry.

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Lee Police Chief Jeffrey Roosa said his department has provided the Colonie police with some information to help in the search.

Trombley was well known in town and was active in municipal government before moving to New York two years ago. She often spoke at the Lee Select Board meetings and was a town meeting representative — an elected position.

"She's a great lady we keep hoping she will turn up," Roosa said on Thursday.

Anyone with information about Trombley is asked to call the Albany County Sheriff's Office at (518) 765-2352.

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