Michigan household disappears hours after unusual 911 name


FREMONT, Mich. (WOOD) — Investigators are in search of a Michigan household, nervous that nobody has seen them for 4 days following current erratic habits from the daddy.

Anthony, Suzette, Brandon and Noah Cirigliano haven’t been heard from since Sunday, police in Fremont mentioned Thursday.

“We don’t see any indicators of violence, we don’t see any indicators of foul play proper now. There’s no indicators of battle inside the house,” Fremont Police Division Chief Tim Rodwell advised Nexstar’s WOOD. “However everybody we’ve talked to … all of them describe this to be extraordinarily irregular habits from Tony and Suzette.”

Tony Cirigliano had spoken together with his mom round 4 p.m. on Sunday. On Monday, she couldn’t attain him.

The household additionally left behind Suzette Cirigliano’s mom, who has dementia and wishes full-time care. She was discovered strolling across the neighborhood round 9 p.m. Monday, Rodwell mentioned. Neighbors referred to as police. That’s when the search started.

The house’s doorways have been locked and the household’s minivan was gone. Pets have been left behind. There’s no signal of Tony Cirigliano’s cellphone, although kin advised WOOD that his spouse’s cellphone was nonetheless in the home. Police mentioned the household’s telephones have been off.


“Tony was exhibiting some indicators of paranoia” shortly earlier than the household vanished, Rodwell mentioned.

The chief mentioned Tony Cirigliano referred to as 911 simply after midnight Sunday and two officers went to his residence. Within the 911 name offered, he will be heard speaking in regards to the Sept. 11, 2001, assaults. He mentioned he wished to talk with somebody he believed was working with the Fremont Police Division, together with different U.S. authorities.

“Sure, everyone seems to be OK, however I would like the Fremont Police Division … I would like some police safety instantly,” he advised the 911 operator.

He advised the 911 operator it was of “very important nationwide curiosity.”

“It’s associated to September eleventh and other people wish to erase me from the face of the Earth. I’m not loopy. (Fremont police sergeant) is aware of me, I’m a Christian, I simply want some assist, after which the U.S. authorities will take it from right here,” he mentioned. “I do know this sounds loopy, you don’t have directions for this. Please ship somebody that is aware of (Fremont police sergeant) and might speak to the U.S. authorities, please.”

The 911 operator requested him if he had any weapons, and he mentioned he had none. When she requested for a cellphone quantity, he answered, “We have now no landline.”

The operator advised him she’d ship police to his tackle.

“OK. Can they arrive with their lights off and to not frighten my kids please?” he requested.

“Yup, positively,” she mentioned.

“OK, I’ll search for them, and knock on the door, and — who, please attempt to ship (Fremont police sergeant), even when he must be woke from his sleep, it’s that vital.”

Take heed to the 911 name from Tony Cirigliano within the participant under. Editor’s be aware: About 30 seconds of the recording is silent.

“It’s not regular habits or regular interactions we’ve with the neighborhood,” Rodwell mentioned.

The officers spent about 45 minutes to an hour speaking to Tony Cirigliano and his spouse to ensure everybody was protected and “that psychological sickness wasn’t placing anyone in jeopardy,” Rodwell mentioned. He mentioned the 2 have been advised they need to name police once more in the event that they have been involved about something.

Kin advised WOOD they don’t assume Tony Cirigliano would damage his household and reasonably consider that he could also be attempting to guard them. They mentioned he was troubled over the weekend and mentioned “unhealthy issues” have been going to occur.

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The 2 sons have been homeschooled and the household stored to themselves, kin mentioned.

Becca Bergren, a neighbor of the household, mentioned she came upon they have been lacking on Fb. She mentioned the neighborhood is in shock.

“The 2 boys have been all the time out strolling with I believe a grandma. Tremendous pleasant boys, they waved to all people if you drove by. Tremendous good,” she mentioned. “We had talked to them and the grandma at one level. They walked by and we have been outdoors enjoying with our youngsters, and so they got here by and talked with us and so they have been an excellent candy household.”


Requested if he was hopeful in regards to the Ciriglianos being discovered safely, Rodwell replied, “I’m.”

However police don’t know the place they might be — whether or not they’re nonetheless in West Michigan or the Midwest or some other place. The chief mentioned he hopes Tony or Suzette Cirigliano will see information reviews and name police or their household.

The Ciriglianos have lived in Fremont for about 4 years.

Tony Cirigliano, 51, stands 5-foot-6 and weighs round 180 kilos. He has brown hair and is clean-shaven. Suzette Cirigliano, additionally 51, is 5-foot-9 and 120 kilos with blonde hair and glasses. Brandon Cirigliano, 19, is 5-foot-8 and about 120 kilos. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Noah, 15, is 5-foot-6 and about 120 kilos with brown hair and brown eyes. Each Brandon and Noah have autism, police say.

The household could also be of their silver 2005 Toyota Sienna minivan with Michigan license plate DJL1982.

Rodwell mentioned investigators are conducting searches, going by means of the household’s funds and attempting to ping their cellphones. Michigan State Police have been referred to as in to assist.

“The largest factor proper now’s attempting to get ahold of anyone that has data that may assist us find this household,” Rodwell mentioned.

Anybody with data is requested to name the Fremont Police Division at 231-924-2400, Silent Observer at 231-652-1121, or 911.

Rodwell defined the case doesn’t meet the state’s standards for an Amber Alert: The mother and father are believed to be with Noah and there’s no indication of an abduction or violence.

Suzette Cirigliano’s mom is now safely within the care of different members of the family.

Fremont is about 40 miles north of Grand Rapids, Michigan. It’s residence to about 4,500 individuals.

WOOD’s Susan Samples and Kyle Mitchell contributed to this report.

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