Police find car of missing Danbury woman
Updated 2:56 pm, Thursday, November 9, 2017
DANBURY — The car of a 53-year-old city woman reported missing late last month was found abandoned at a New York diner this week.
Authorities said Thursday that a red Honda Accord belonging to Laelcira DeLima, who has been missing since Oct. 20, was found Tuesday at the Putnam Diner in Patterson, N.Y. The car had apparently been there for some time before employees at the diner contacted police.
Lt. Chris Carroccio, a spokesman for the Danbury Police Department, said there is no “clear indication” at this point that foul play is involved in DeLima’s disappearance. Detectives are reviewing video footage from the diner and other cameras near the restaurant for information.
Investigators are using every available resource to find DeLima, Carrocio said. The department is also coordinating with other agencies, including state police in Connecticut and New York. Detectives have also used a helicopter to search areas DeLima could have traveled through.
Carroccio said police have interviewed dozens of DeLima’s friends, co-workers and relatives, including those located in Brazil. Detectives also reached out to the Brazilian consulate and learned that DeLima hadn’t contacted them.
Authorities said DeLima left her home around 5 p.m. on Oct. 20 and hasn’t been heard from since. She was reported missing by family members.
She was last seen wearing a black V-neck shirt and blue jeans, according to authorities.
Anyone with information on DeLima’s disappearance is being asked to call police at (203) 797-4611.