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Missing teacher found safe at Victor Walmart

While details are still few and far between – first responders have confirmed that the missing Rochester City School District employee, who had been at the center of a multi-day search was found at the Victor Walmart located on State Route 96.

She was last seen prior at the Eastview Mall in Victor down the road from the store.

First responders could be seen taking a woman on a stretcher, out of the Walmart store, and placing her in an ambulance. Reports indicate from officials that the missing Ellice Harding was suffering from dehydration, but otherwise was in good health.

The woman’s husband, who spoke to media after she was located, said that he and his son stumbled upon her when they were at Walmart around 7:30 am. He said that while walking in, he noticed her also walking into the store.

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office and Victor Farmington Ambulance were on-scene.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.


Monday: The search continues for missing woman

New York State Police and other authorities are searching in Victor for a missing Rochester City School District employee, who was last captured on security footage getting off an RTS bus at Eastview Mall on Friday.

A New York State Police helicopter and troopers are searching the area near the mall for Ellice Harding.

Police say she left work on Friday morning and walked from the area of Genesee Street and Main Street in Rochester to a bus at West Main Street and Henion Street.

She is a speech pathologist at Wilson Academy, according to family.

She was last seen wearing a black coat over a cardigan and black pants. The cardigan is believed to be white, grey, or purple.

She has brown hair, hazel eyes, and wears glasses.

Volunteers searched over the weekend, and as the search continues on Monday – it has expanded to include more rural portions of Route 96 in Victor.

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