Missing Sandwich woman found safe and soundBy BEA LEWIS
Union Leader Correspondent
October 11. 2018 6:38PM
SANDWICH — A daylong search on a rainy Thursday had a happy ending when a missing woman was found and reunited with her family.
Megan Tubb, also known as Meghan Eaton, 19, was the subject of a search headed up by New Hampshire Fish & Game after her family reported her missing at 8:45 a.m.
She was last seen about 2 a.m. on Thursday at the 59 Skinner St. home she shares with her mother and stepfather, according to Sandwich Chief of Police Doug Wyman.
Authorities didn’t suspect foul play but were concerned as the young woman had left her personnel items and car behind when she left the residence most likely on foot.
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department Malinois dog “Charlie” was brought to the scene Thursday morning to attempt to track Tubb.
“It was inconclusive,” Wyman said, noting the heavy rain coupled with the length of time that had passed made scenting conditions difficult for the dog.
Wyman said conservation officers were called in shortly after 11 a.m. and conducted a preliminary search of the neighborhood.
About 3 p.m. firefighters from the neighboring communities of Holderness, Moultonborough, Center Harbor and Tamworth were called in to assist in a foot search.
“These things don’t happen when it’s 65 degrees and sunny,” said Wyman as volunteers clad in wet weather gear with helmets and headlamps gathered in the field across from the missing woman’s home.
The Sandwich Police Department had posted a photo and description of the missing woman on its Facebook page and on the Sandwich Board and it had been shared some 750 times.
“We’re hoping that someone calls in or that she sees it,” Wyman said of the social media postings.
Fish & Game officers told searchers that dogs from New England K-9 Search and Rescue were being brought in to aid in the hunt. Volunteers were told to investigate downed pine boughs as people often cover themselves with them to keep warm and to also check any outbuildings that the encountered during the search which was expected to be postponed at nightfall if she had not been found.
The circumstances around how the woman was found is not known, but the police department posted on its Facebook page at about 5 p.m. that she had been located, reunited with her family and thanking all who aided in the search.