NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Brooklyn family is pleading for the public’s help in the search for a missing woman.

She has dementia and hasn’t been seen since Sunday.

The NYPD says 76-year-old Czesiawa Konefal. (Credit: NYPD)

“I want her safe and I want her home,” said Bogunia Skidmore. She has been leading the search for her mother, 76-year-old Czesiawa Konefal.

“We had about 10 cars driving around looking for her. The next day we went to go view cameras to see if that actually was her,” Bogunia said.

Her mother was last seen leaving a Sunday church service at St. Stanislau Church on Humboldt Street, just a block from her Greenpoint home, at around 10:15 a.m.

“She’s obviously not at any hospitals, and she’s not in the morgue. She’s definitely safe, she’s wandering, finding her way home, and we need to lead her that way,” Bogunia said.

Family, friends and total strangers have been out in the neighborhood putting up flyers in hopes of finding her, reported CBS2’s Kevin Rincon.

Bogunia’s husband Charles Skidmore is an MTA bus operator. He says people at work have offered to help. So have postal workers, and local businesses.

“What does it mean to have that support?” asked Rincon.

“It’s hope. It’s all we got right now,” Charles said.

Konefal, who suffers from dementia and high blood pressure, has been without her medication since Saturday, adding an extra sense of urgency in the search.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.


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