HEMPSTEAD - Police are searching for a missing homeless woman who was last seen near Hempstead Lake about three weeks ago.

Authorities say 28-year-old Catherine Brady was homeless and lived near the area. Brady's male companion told police yesterday that she has been missing since Father’s Day.

Officials have deployed various units to search the area, including a diving crew.

Police describe Brady as 5 foot 6 inches tall and 150 pounds. Anyone with information is urged to call New York State Park Police at 631-321-3700.