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Summit Hill woman found along Rt. 54

“God is good. God is amazing.”

Those were the words of Luigi Colancecco after his wife, Lily, was found along Route 54 in Nesquehoning early this morning.

“For all you nonbelievers out there, I just wanted to say God is good. God is amazing,” Colancecco said in a video post on his Facebook page from the ambulance that his wife was in. “He has done such amazing things with this community in trying to find her.

“She has been missing since 9:30 (a.m.) Sunday with probably next to no food or water but I can tell you right now, nobody should every underestimate the power of God.

“I’m in the ambulance right now and she is right back there,” the Summit Hill man said.

He thanked the community for coming together as it did to look for his wife.

Lily has been missing since leaving her home at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday and had been last seen in the woods around the Panther Valley High School and WLSH Radio station.

After not locating her Sunday, a massive search of abandoned mine lands by approximately 100 emergency responders and volunteers took place throughout the day Monday. That search was called off Monday night after an exhaustive search came up empty.

On Tuesday morning, Nesquehoning police received a report of a possible sighting in New Columbus earlier that morning.

Police Chief Sean Smith said he checked the area, but did not locate Lily.

Friends and family also searched the area where the sighting occurred for several hours without success.

At approximately 7:15 a.m. today, Lily was found along the south side of Route 54 in Nesquehoning after she came out of the wooded area across from Ametek, Nesquehoning police officer Tim Wuttke said.

“She didn’t remember who she was, where she was or how long she was gone,” he said.

Officers were able to identify her through a picture and contacted Summit Hill police, an ambulance and her husband before she was transported to an area hospital for evaluation.

“She has been found,” Luigi said through tears. “Thank the Lord. Only God himself could have done this.”

Lily Colancecco