IRVINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Where is she?
On Friday, the family of a missing 84-year-old woman who suffers from Alzheimer’s made a desperate plea for help.
Betty Iannarelli has been missing from the home she shares with daughter Donna Fusco since late Thursday night, reports CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman.
“She’s probably dehydrated. And I’m sure she’s so confused. She doesn’t know where she is,” Fusco said, fighting through tears. “So if anybody has any … Get the message please! Please don’t overlook her!”
Fusco’s brother, Robert, drove in from Massachusetts. Betty’s other daughter, Debra Iannarelli, lives across the street.
“And I am just asking everybody’s help. Please! Don’t hurt her! Don’t harm her! Please, just return her!” Debra said.
Betty Iannarelli is about 5-foot-4 and was last seen wearing an aqua-blue terrycloth dress and sandals. Irvington Police are conducting a thorough search with the assistance of police in neighboring towns, as well as the Westchester County Police and New York State Troopers.
“It was around 10 p.m. that they went to bed. And they thought everybody was in, secure for the night. But, apparently, when one of them woke up around 2-3 o’clock, they noticed she was missing,” Irvington Police Chief Michael Cerone said.
Dobbs Ferry Harbor Patrol has cruised the Hudson River shoreline. Steps that she would take have been traced and retraced.
Donna Fusco said through sobs the situation has been “very … extremely hard” on her and the rest of her family. Betty’s children said their mom is very friendly. And if you say “Betty” she’ll stop. Then, they said, please call the police.
The family said Betty wandered off two weeks ago, but was found about a half hour later at a deli up the block.
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