We received the following message from Anthony Caggiano on Wednesday evening. The message concerns his wife, Christie Caggiano, who is missing. Anthony asks that if anyone sees her, they please text a photo to him at (484) 947-4001 to confirm her identity.
“PLEASE HELP! 53yr old Christie Caggiano is a missing vulnerable adult w/schizophrenia. She is a white female, 5’4”, approx 118 lbs., w/brown hair & brown eyes. She is believed to be living on streets near Central Park West.
[ If you believe you see her, please text a photo to Anthony at (484) 947-4001 to confirm her identity before calling 911. ]
“Christie Caggiano is my beautiful wife. She suffers from severe chronic schizophrenia. She went missing from our PA home on June 13th. Christie is likely living on the streets of NYC, as she did this months ago and nearly starved herself to death. She may be sleeping in Central Park or Riverside Park.
“Christie is completely without identification. She intentionally left her phone, driver’s license, credit cards, bank card, and insurance cards. She does not wish to be identified for fear that she will be hospitalized.
“We believe that Christie is in the Upper West Side Area. She has allegedly been seen on streets spanning W 59th to W 100th. Christie was seen panhandling at W 80th and Amsterdam and again at Riverside Drive at 100th Street in front of the Firefighters Monument. Christie may be eating at pizza places, bakeries, and other cheap eats. Christie was allegedly seen at Osteria Cotta at 513 Columbus Ave [between 84th and 85th Streets] more than once. She may also be at soup kitchens to get food. Christie loves parks and water. She will likely be spending days and/or nights in Riverside Park and/or Central Park. Best to check all churches and parks in UWS. Christie loves dogs, so she may spend afternoons in areas where dogs are walked.
“My family and I are beyond devastated. I am hopeful that the Reddit community and strengths of social media will help us find her.. Please share with anyone you know on the Upper West Side.
“Our 28th wedding anniversary is September 5th. I cannot bear to spend another day without her. Please help and pray for my family.”
If you believe you spot Christie, please text a photo to Anthony at (484) 947-4001 to confirm her identity.