On Sunday, authorities in Michigan recovered a missing family of four who had been gone for about a week.
Anthony and Suzette Cirigliano, both 51, together with their autistic sons Brandon, 19, and Noah, 15, were located in Wisconsin after having “unexpectedly left their home,” according to the Fremont Police Department.
The last known sighting of the couple and their two sons was at a petrol station about five hours’ drive north of their house on Monday, October 16. Police previously stated that surveillance footage revealed the family “purchasing fuel and food.”
Fremont’s police chief, Tim Rodwell, stated on Friday that Suzette’s mom was left alone in the house. Rodwell said she was recovered by a neighbour and is now being cared for by other relatives.
Concern about the family’s safety was also voiced in a phone to Fremont police by the father, Anthony Cirigliano. The recording of Cirigliano’s 911 call, made shortly after midnight on October 16 and acquired by CNN, reveals that he requested quick assistance from a Fremont police officer.
Cirigliano can be heard saying to the 911 operator, “I need some police protection immediately.” “It is of vital national interest. It is related to September 11, and people want to erase me from the face of the Earth.” Cirigliano assured the 911 operator that he and everyone else were safe when asked if he had weapons.
Fremont PD updated their Facebook post with the news that the Cirigliano family has been located in Wisconsin.
“The Fremont Police Department would like to thank you for all the helping locating the Cirigliano Family,” as stated in the post. “The family was successfully located in Wisconsin.”