Nothing found in Wednesday search for missing woman Catherine Brady

Catherine Brady missing from Hempstead Lake State Park

Catherine Brady missing from Hempstead Lake State Park in Hempstead. (July 7, 2013) (Credit: Handout)

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State Park Police turned up nothing Wednesday after a second consecutive day of searching Hempstead Lake State Park for a woman who has been missing since Father's Day.

Det. Sgt. Thomas Duignan of the Park Police said the expanded search yielded "nothing, no signs at all" of Catherine Brady, 28, who was living in the West Hempstead park and last had an address in Garden City.

State Park Police and New York State Police searched for Brady in an area of the park near North Pond, first on July 6 and 7 and then again during the past two days.

Wednesday's search once again included troopers and canine units by the State Police and Park Police officers.

Duignan said the search Wednesday ran from 6 to about 10 a.m. and included most of an area near South Pond.

He said he doubted another search of the park would be conducted anytime soon, but said the investigation would continue with interviews of Brady's friends and associates.

Brady was last seen June 16, but her male companion did not report her as missing until July 6. It is unclear why the man did not report the disappearance earlier, but he is not considered a suspect, Duignan said, and foul play is not suspected.

Duignan said police have been in contact almost daily with Brady's companion and her mother.

Police spent the time between the two physical searches of the park interviewing friends and associates of Brady, names provided by her mother and male companion.

When the series of interviews did not disclose any new information, police decided to resume a search of the park.

Anyone with information on the case can anonymously call State Park Police at 631-669-2500.

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