Ciriglianos FOUND SAFE! Family of 4 who went missing after paranoid 911 call located in Wisconsin

Ciriglianos FOUND SAFE! Family of 4 who went missing after paranoid 911 call located in Wisconsin
Suzette Lee Cirigliano, Anthony Cirigliano, Brandon Michael Cirigliano and Noah Alexander Cirigliano (L-R) (Michigan State Police)

STEVENS POINT, WISCONSIN: A family of four, who went missing from their home in Fremont, Michigan, on October 16 after a paranoid 911 call about the September 11 attack, have been found. "The Fremont Police Department would like to thank you for all the helping locating the Cirigliano Family. The family was successfully located in Wisconsin," said the department in a statement on Sunday, October 23.

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As MEAWW reported earlier, the family -- Anthony 'Tony' John Cirigliano, 51, his wife Suzette Lee Cirigliano, 51, as well as their two sons, Brandon Michael Cirigliano, 19, and Noah Alexander Cirigliano, 15 -- unexpectedly left their house, leaving behind their pets and Suzette’s mother, who has dementia and needs full-time care. And the sons both have autism, authorities said.  

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Fremont Police Department Chief Tim Rodwell told, "Tony was exhibiting some signs of paranoia shortly before the family vanished." He said that Tony called 911 just after midnight of October 16 and two officers went to his home. He was talking about the September 11, 2001, attacks and wanted to talk to the FBI. Tony told the dispatcher, as per WZZM 13, "It is related to September 11th. And people want to erase me from the face of the earth." "I'm not crazy. Mr Geeting knows me," Tony said referring to Sgt Geeting whom he asked to come with their police lights off to not scare his children. "I'm a Christian. I just need some help." The dispatcher confirmed Tony had no weapons with him when he called. Following this, the family vanished and their phone turned off.

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And now, on October 23 at around 11 am, Rodwell said the Cirigliano family was contacted in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and that the investigation into their week-long disappearance is now closed, as per MLive. Rodwell added by saying, "All members were interviewed and determined to be safe. They are still of the opinion that people are after them, but the elements of the investigation do not meet the criteria for protective custody. This investigation will be closed and we wish to thank all of those individuals who assisted in the investigation by calling in tips and sharing the information to help locate this family."

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Since the disappearance of the family, police received over a dozen tips, including a confirmed sighting at a gas station in Gulliver on October 17. The gas station manager Heidi Bonifield Bowler told The Sun at that time, “They just came in and used the bathroom. One boy asked to use the phone but couldn't figure out how to use it. None of his family members knew he asked to use the phone.”

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