OLEAN, NY – Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating an Olean woman who has been missing since she failed to appear for a court hearing in May.

According to police, Shannon L. Hitchcock, 40, failed to appear in Cattaraugus County Family Court on May 24.

“Hitchcock is believed to be on the run with her two children, Adrianna and Mason, whom she does not have legal custody of,” police said in a Facebook posting.

Police are asking that individuals with information about Hitchcock’s whereabouts private message the department’s Facebook account or call police investigators at 716-376-5673.