ITHACA, N.Y. — Ithaca police are trying to locate a woman that reportedly knocked on doors in the West Hill neighborhood early Monday. Police say she was acting “strangely” when interacting with residents.

Police responded to a residence on West Hill at 7 a.m. Monday and learned that a woman in her mid-20s knocked on the doors of at least two separate residences. Police are trying to locate the woman and speak to her.

Police say the woman does not appear to be a danger to herself. However, she was reportedly disoriented and could not answer basic questions from residents about her name and and where she was coming or going.

The woman was last seen running into the woods on Westfield Drive, police say. She is described as a white woman, mid-20s, barefoot, dark curly hair and wearing a half shirt and black leggings.

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office is also searching for a missing Lansing woman. However, Ithaca police say they do not believe it is the same person.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Ithaca Police Department by any of the following means:

Police Administration: 607-272-9973
Police Tipline: 607-330-0000
Anonymous Email Tip Address:

Kelsey O'Connor

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