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Family of missing Scarborough woman holds out hope
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SCARBOROUGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The family of a missing woman in Scarborough is hoping that their loved one is not among the four women found dead on Long Island this week.

22-year old Megan Waterman was last seen 6 months ago in the area where the bodies were found. But police say they aren't making any assumptions.

Police who were investigating the case of a missing prostitute from New Jersey discovered a set of skeletal remains and three other decomposed bodies in Oak Beach, New York this week. Waterman took frequent trips to Long Island with her boyfriend and advertized as an escort on Craigs List there. Police say she was last seen with her boyfriend at 1:30 in the morning on June 6 at a Holiday Inn a few miles away from where the bodies were found.

However, Scarborough Police say they are assuming nothing, and they're waiting for the bodies to be identified. In the meantime, they're continuing to investigate this as a missing persons case.

Waterman's mother, Lorraine Ela, and her aunt, Elizabeth Meserve, say they are not giving up hope either.

Ela said, "I go through my emotions where one day I think she's not with us. Then the next day, for a few days, I still hope that she is still with us."

The family is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to Waterman, and Meserve said she does not want to lose any time if none of these bodies are Waterman's. She said, "I don't want to assume. I don't want to let myself go there and take my focus off finding her until we know because if it turns out one of them is her, there's nothing we can do until that time comes."

The family has a website, meganwaterman.com and a Facebook group for anyone who has information.  You can also call Scarborough police at (207) 883-6361.

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