Authorities in Bergen County, N.J. were planning an extensive search for Tuesday of the Oradell Reservoir in Emerson for a missing mother of three.

The case of Liza Murphy took an unusual turn Thursday after police say the 42-year-old's husband stepped into traffic in a bid to take his own life.

Police said Joseph Murphy is not cooperating while he recovers.

He told officers his wife left their home after an argument on Sunday.

Sgt. George Buono told The Record of Bergen County the search, tentatively planned for Tuesday, will include "visually covering every inch" of the woods surrounding the reservoir.

Police and emergency personnel from other towns will comb the terrain on foot.

Police used dogs and a helicopter with a heat-detecting camera to canvas the area on Friday. Officers in a boat examined the reservoir's shore.