Police said Sunday that a family of four from Michigan who had been missing for days after the father dialed 911 and displayed obsessive behavior had been located safe in Wisconsin.
Police discovered the Cirigliano family near Stevens Point, Wisconsin, at 11 a.m. on Sunday, according to NBC affiliate WOOD of Grand Rapids reported.
All family members were found to be safe after an investigation by authorities, according to WOOD.
They continue to believe that someone is chasing them, but the investigation’s components do not match the requirements for protective custody, according to the police department. Other family members are taking care of the member of the family who needed full-time care.
Freemont police could not immediately be reached for comment, and no other information was immediately available.
Anthony and Suzette Cirigliano, both 51, and their sons Brandon, 19, and Noah, 15, haven’t been heard from since October 16 according to Fremont police and Michigan State Police, who also claimed that their phone has been switched off. Both police agencies issued missing persons notices in response to their disappearances.
According to authorities, they were last seen Friday in Gulliver, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, at a petrol station where they were buying food and fuel.
Anthony Cirigliano had shown paranoid behavior early on October 16 — the last day other family members had heard from the family — according to state police.
Tim Rodwell, the chief of the Fremont Police Department, claimed that after dialing 911, he “was talking about difficulties or knowledge that he had related the Sept. 11th attacks” when cops came.
According to Rodwell, the cops spent nearly an hour with Anthony Cirigliano making sure he was safe and well. They also spoke to Suzette. He remarked, “Honestly, that’s a very strange thing to say and file a police complaint about.
According to Rodwell, the cops promised to assist and advised Anthony and Suzette Cirigliano to contact the police if they had any other problems before departing.
Rodwell stated last week that there was no proof of wrongdoing in the investigation.
However, he told WOOD said the disappearance startled everyone who knows the family.
They all say that Tony and Suzette are acting in an incredibly strange manner, he said.
An older relative with dementia, for whom the family was providing care, was discovered roaming around the neighborhood on Monday, according to Rodwell. Other family members are now taking care of her.
According to state police, the two sons are autistic.
Located 35 miles north of Grand Rapids, Fremont is a community of around 4,500 people. According to Rodwell, the family has resided there for four years. They had previously resided in the South Carolina region of Jasper County.