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New lead in search for missing Treasure Coast woman

Posted at 11:29 PM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-19 09:45:25-04

Minutes after Susy Tomassi left the Quilted Giraffe on March 16 in Vero Beach, she was seen on surveillance video walking by a nearby furniture store.

Since then, there have been no confirmed sightings of the 73-year-old woman. But now there’s renewed hope. 

“I didn’t call anybody until somebody said that’s her because I don’t want to give anybody hope. If it was was my family member, I wouldn’t want that,” said Kelly Long, who, with her husband David, run the Angels of Hope Outreach Ministries-a homeless outreach program that serves the Treasure Coast and Brevard County. 

She’s heard from several homeless and staff who say they have seen a blonde woman with dementia at a camp Wickham Park in Melbourne.

It’s the only tips in their five county area that they’ve gotten. 

“Boom right off the bat people started saying, ‘I seen her last night, I seen her this morning.' And they were looking at the picture and what was funny is, as soon as they looked at it like ‘I seen her.’”

They say an Indian River County Sheriff detective responded to the park and continued the investigation. But still no word if Tomassi has been found more than a month later. 

The reward for the missing woman was recently doubled to $10,000. Call the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office if you can help in the case.