Arthur Wakeman, the 86-year-old Benton resident who this month spent two stormy, wet nights in the woods near his home, was recuperating in a Waterville hospital this week, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Family members since his rescue have not said why he disappeared.

Joslyn Retamozzo, 7, and Joel Retamozzo, 6, were found unharmed in August in South Carolina more than 1,100 miles from Waterville, where they were taken. Their mother, BethMarie Retamozzo, who does not have custody of them, faces a criminal restraint by a parent charge.

Nicholas Joy, a 17-year-old skier from Medford, Mass., spent two nights lost near the Sugarloaf ski area before he was found alive in March.

12-year-old Micah Thomas of Dresden was found alive after he spent a night out in March. He was reported missing after he didn’t show up at home following an after school bus ride.


Chris Nelson, 41, went out for a late afternoon walk earlier this month in Anson, but didn’t return. His body was found by family members the next morning. Police said there was nothing suspicious about his death and it appeared to be a medical problem.

Readfield resident Jonathan Barber, 22, was found dead in the Kennebec River in Pittston this month after he was reported missing a week earlier. He was last seen in Waterville and his body showed no sign of foul play when it was discovered, according to state police.

Vaughn Giggey III, 40, was found dead several days after he went for a nighttime walk in August to his mother’s home in Skowhegan. His death did not look suspicious and he was found in a small stream in rugged woods near his home, according to police.

Three men snowmobiling together on Rangeley Lake were reported missing in late December and believed to have fallen into an open section in the ice. The search for the men ended in mid-May when the bodies of (from top) Glenn Henderson, 43, of Sabattus; Kenneth Henderson, 40, of China; and John Spencer, 41, of Litchfield, were recovered.


Ayla Reynolds was 20 months old when she was reported missing from her home in Waterville on Dec. 17, 2011. In May 2012, state police said she is likely dead. They said the search is ongoing.

Tennessee resident Geraldine Largay, 66, was reported missing while hiking the Appalachian Trail in July, after she failed to make a scheduled meeting in Wyman Township. The search remains open, but the family announced it would hold a memorial service for her.

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