A 60-year-old Stamford native is among the missing after a deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook Nepal over the weekend, leaving more than 3,800 dead and others unaccounted for.
Jennifer Cushman, who is originially from Stamford and now lives in New York City, has been registered through the International Committee of the Red Cross as a missing person in Nepal.
Her sister, Old Lyme resident Amanda Cushman, said Jennifer Cushman was last reported to be in the capital city of Kathmandu, where monuments toppled and bodies were buried.
Amanda Cushman said her sister was supposed to be leaving the city for a nature preserve the day of the quake and hopes Jennifer Cushman is stranded in the countryside without access to a phone or Internet.
The devastation has cut off communication to much of the country and left survivors in desperate need of food and water.
Four Americans have been confirmed dead, all of them in the area of Mount Everest, where the quake triggered a landslide.