The white Toyota RAV4 was parked on a seasonal road in the Inlet area of the Adirondacks. A trapper had first seen it on Saturday and again today when he alerted the Inlet Police Department, who in turn, contacted DeWitt.
According to Chief Eugene Conway, around 11 a.m. Friday March 25, Young posted on Facebook that she was going hiking; there is no indication she went with friends. Investigators learned that she has frequented the Old Forge area in the past, and also checked out a location where she is known to like to lodge.
Her vehicle was not parked in an area common to hikers.
Young was last seen around 4 p.m. Friday March 25 by two employees of Watertree Apartments in Kirkville, the complex in which she resides with friend, Mary Cliff. The employees said they saw her at Rite Aid on Kirkville Road in East Syracuse. They described her as wearing jeans and a baseball cap.
Her employer, Wolf Aviation, located on Molloy Road in East Syracuse, first reported her missing on Monday when she didn't show up for work. Simultaneously, her mother, who also lives at Watertree Apartments, reported her missing.
Young is estranged from her husband Robert Allen, of Manlius. She has no children.
Conway said there is no reason to believe she's met with foul play.
"We're hoping to find her and that she's well," he said.
DeWitt Police ask that anyone who may have seen her between Friday afternoon and Saturday afternoon call the police department at 449-4640. She is described as a 44-year-old white female, 5-feet 7-inches tall, weighing 115 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.