Police Search for Missing Children's Book Author

Police are searching for a local children’s book author who went missing last month.

Ellen Beth Wruble Greenberg, 42, was last seen on June 24 at the Northampton Community College and LIFE Church on 4609 Newburg Road in Lower Nazareth, Pennsylvania. 

Friends and family say Greenberg, who does not drive, was given a ride to the church by an unidentified woman. They also say Greenberg was disoriented the day of her disappearance and gave a false name, either “Allison” or “Alyssa,” claiming she didn’t want help from the Pastor or police. 

Greenberg, who is a cancer survivor, had been living with her parents on the 3300 block of Lord Byron Drive in Bethlehem. Greenberg’s right arm is non-functional and she walks with a limp due to brain surgeries. She also has trouble with her speech due to the surgeries. 

Greenberg is a white female with green eyes, standing 5-foot3 and weighing 125 pounds. She also wears a dark wig though her natural hair is gray. She also wears a black brace on her right leg and was last seen dressed in a “Hard Rock Café” t-shirt, jeans and black sneakers. She also may be wearing glasses with black wire frames. 

Police also say she had clothes on her back and was carrying a purse with some money inside at the time of her disappearance. 

Friends and family also say she has had seizures in the past that she’s controlled by using medication though they’re unsure if she’s still taking the medication at this point. 

Greenberg is also a children’s book author known for her “Inspector Spencer” book series. 

If you have any information on her whereabouts please call Colonial Regional Police in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania at 610-861-4820. 

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