CHRISTIE HAS BEEN FOUND – READ THE UPDATE HERE!
A website has been created to help locate missing woman Christie Caggiano. Her husband, Anthony Caggiano, contacted us in late August to help spread the word.
HelpFindChristie.com includes additional photos, a printable flyer and a message board which people can use if they believe they have relevant information.
It also includes additional information about Christie, who also goes by Cecile Hoyt:
Height: 5’4”; Weight: 110-115lb; Build: Petite; Eyes: Brown; Hair: Brown, Shoulder Length and Thin (Thinning on Right Side), May Now Have Grey Roots; Skin: Olive Complexion (Will Be Tanned Now From Sun Exposure), Some Sun Spots
Summary of Medical History
Christie suffers from severe mental illness (Persecutory Delusional Disorder and Chronic Schizophrenia). She has been hospitalized 4 times since 2020. Christie ceased all medication and is psychotic. She needs intervention and requires immediate medical attention.
Christie will present initially as passive and talkative. Christie is sweet, engaging and articulate when not in crisis or when calm. She will pace excessively and will appear anxious if stressed. Christie can become spontaneously argumentative, inflammatory, or intentionally evasive. She will provide one-word responses that are oddly related. Christie will be purposefully uncooperative if asked if she needs medical care.
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. Christie may be self-medicating with cocaine and/or alcohol. Should be checked for both when found.
The New York State Department of Criminal Justice website states that “Christie is believed to be living on the streets in Central Park or in the vicinity of West 86th and West 88 streets,” though Anthony says she’s been spotted between 59th and 100th Streets. “Christie was seen panhandling at W 80th and Amsterdam and again at Riverside Drive at 100th street in front of the Firefighters Monument,” he states on the website.
“Our family is completely devastated. We desperately need the community to help bring Christie back to us.”
First to Mike – Thank you so much for continuing to keep this article active for your readers. My family is indebted to you.
To the Readers of ILoveTheUpperWestSide – Should you see someone matching Christie’s description, we ask that you:
1. TEXT PHOTO TO CONFIRM HER IDENTITY to 484-947-4001
2. THEN, PLEASE STAY WITH OR FOLLOW CHRISTIE, CALL 911 STAY ON THE LINE UNTIL NYPD ARRIVES.
She was allegedly last seen on Sunday September 5th outside of the Starbucks and Black Press coffee shops at 73rd and Columbus. She was wearing grey pants/tights and a tank top. She had her hair in a pony tail and was carrying a white back pack. Time was approximately 10:30am. A person matching similar description has been seen at the back of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament during the 5:30pm Mass then sleeping on the steps of the church in the evening.
Please visit http://helpfindchristie to see more pictures, to attain & circulate flyers, and to comment any new information that you have on our message board.
Thank You and God Bless You All.
UPDATE: I am pleased to share that Christie has been found! She was located at Inwood on Monday, September 6th by a Good Samaritan – God Bless You Nicole P! Christie is severely malnourished; however, she is alive and safe.
In what has been one of the most traumatic events of my and my sons’ lives, I kept reminding myself of Proverbs 3:5-6. We would trust that God would make straight our paths and that something good would come from this experience. YOU ALL are the something good!
I cannot begin to express my sincere gratitude to all the members of this community. The outpouring of love, support and care has made an everlasting impact on our family. You gave us guidance when we were unsure where to turn. You gave us hope when we were hopeless. You gave us strength when we were weak. You gave us a greater appreciation for the human spirit when our spirits were broken.
In a city of 8.8 million people, the probability of finding one missing person seemed an impossible cause. Your love, your prayers and your direct involvement made the impossible possible.
There were so many other wonderful members of the Upper West Side community who made dedicated efforts to help. Some provided names while others did not. Regardless, you all contributed meaningfully, whether by sending pictures in attempt to identify Christie, or to simply share that you were praying for us. Thank you all so much! Thank you to the ILoveTheUpperWestSide.com for sharing our family’s story.
I would especially like to thank Erin F, Sabrina B, Lori G, James A and Bernard S. Erin and Sabrina spent countless hours searching the streets, circulating flyers, and engaging local businesses for information. Lori took to social media channels and engaged homeless outreach programs to expand our reach. James was instrumental, not only in structuring plans, but also in mobilizing the entire team with clear direction. And Bernard created a phenomenal website, http://helpfindchristie.com, to increase awareness and share information of our continuous efforts.
We will share updates on the website of Christie’s progress and recovery. Please continue to keep her and our family in your prayers.
All of Our Best,
Anthony, Nick, and Mike Caggiano