Search continues for missing woman with dementia

NEWS RELEASE

A still photo of Mrs. Tomassi walking south in South Vero Square
Assunta Susy Tomassi

On Friday, March 16, 2018, at approximately 5:00 PM, Assunta “Susy” Tomassi departed the Quilted Giraffe restaurant on foot towards the South Vero Square Parking lot. Detectives continue to comb surveillance video in the area for any sign of the missing woman. An extensive ground search was conducted of the Oslo Preserve and surrounding areas by air, sea, and on ATV.

Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar stated, “Our detectives have followed up on leads as far north as North Carolina and as far south as Miami. We conducted an exhaustive search throughout the weekend and into this week from her last known point far into St. Lucie County. Much like her family and friends, we are anxious and concerned for Mrs. Tomassi’s well being. We know that many family members, friends, and the public have shown an interest in searching for Susy. We would encourage you to be careful searching for her.”

Anyone participating in a search party is encouraged to use caution including reflective vests on the side of roadways and protective clothing. Please ensure that others know your location and are working in pairs. If anyone searching finds anything they believe may be related to this case, please contact the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office at 772-978-6240 in reference to case 2018-47014. 

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