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Car Belonging To Missing Danbury Woman Found In N.Y. As Search Continues

Laelcira DeLima of Danbury has been missing since Oct. 20.
Laelcira DeLima of Danbury has been missing since Oct. 20. Photo Credit: Danbury Police Department

DANBURY, Conn. — A car belonging to a Danbury woman, 53, who has not been seen since last month was recovered Tuesday in New York state, according to New York State Police.

New York State Police said they found the car abandoned in the parking lot at the Putnam Diner in Patterson, N.Y.

Laelcira DeLima, 53, was last seen at 5 p.m. Oct. 20 wearing a black v-neck shirt and blue jeans, Danbury police said.

She told her two children, ages 15 and 10, that she loved them and was going to a local Walmart to pick up a prescription, said Danbury Police Detective Lt. Christian Carroccio.

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Since that time, Danbury police have interviewed more than 30 people, chased down numerous leads, and flown a helicopter over the surrounding wooded areas in search of the missing woman, Carroccio said.

They have also been in contact with the Brazilian consulate, where the missing woman is from and still has family members, but she has not contacted them or entered the country, he added.

Her car, a red 2016 Honda Accord with Connecticut license plates of AC98150, was picked-up by Danbury police after it was spotted by the New York State police, he said.

The car was processed by crime scene technicians, but nothing indicating foul play was found, Carroccio said.

Officers are reviewing surrounding video surveillance footage in hopes of either spotting DeLima or seeing who dropped off the car, he added.

"At this time there is no clear indication of foul play," Carroccio said. "But we don't know for sure."

Anyone who has seen DeLima or has information about her or her possible whereabouts is asked to contact the Danbury Police Department 203-797-4611.

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