Missing Chicago Woman Found Wandering in Manhattan

Missing Chicago Woman Found Wandering in Manhattan
by David Greene

A Chicago woman who disappeared from a relatives home in the Wakefield section of the borough, has been found safe and has returned home to Chicago.

Police and family members had stated that Silvia Cave, 63, had mysteriously disappeared after visiting a store on White Plains Road on Wednesday, August 9.

Lucy, the aunt of the missing woman stated on Sunday, August 20, “Yes we found my niece on August 15. The police called me and told me she was in the hospital after someone in the street saw her and called an ambulance,” and Cave was treated and released from Columbian Presbyterian Hospital.

Lucy continued, “She had just been walking all over Manhattan. They told me that she’d been found walking, but thank God she was found safe and she goes home to Chicago, so I want to thank you for all of your support and interest in the disappearance of my niece.”

According to an NYPD flyer that has been circulated by police precinct’s throughout the borough, stated she was in good physical and mental health, but added, “but was showing signs of dementia.”

Cave apparently had no friends in the area and had left the home without any identification. Cave had been in the Bronx for eight days when she disappeared without a trace.

At the time Lucy had stated, “It’s very rough and painful to know that your loved one just disappeared like that, in a big city like New York.”

The NYPD is still looking for a second woman from Queens with developmental disabilities who disappeared from a relatives home in Belmont.

Officials say Marisol DelValle, 46, suffers from down syndrome and autism, as well as suffering a speech impediment. She disappeared from the Arthur Avenue home on Thursday, August 10.

DelValle is 4′ 9”, 145 pounds with straight black hair and was last seen wearing a black polka-dot shirt, black pants and carrying a black bag.

Anyone with any information on DelValle is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 577-TIPS, all calls remain confidential.

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