A 47-year-old “developmentally disabled” woman was found Saturday, three weeks after she went missing on a subway in lower Manhattan, officials said.
Brooklyn resident Samantha Primus, from Saint Lucia, is non-verbal, deaf, and communicates through limited use of sign language. Consulate General of Saint Lucia in New York.
At approximately 3:30 am on December 23, 2022, Primus disappeared from his sister’s house while vacationing in Elmont, Long Island. statementthe consulate general said she “may need treatment.”
A few days after she went missing, Primus’ family was notified by Nassau County police that she had been found in Queens, 3.5 miles from her sister’s home, on the evening of December 23. She was also taken to Queens Hospital Center by New York Fire Department medical teams, where she was “discharged after just hours,” according to the consulate general.
It is not clear at this time why Primus was taken to the hospital.
Primus was reported missing by the New York Police Department, who said in a statement that they saw him leave Queens Hospital after being discharged from the hospital around 1:50 a.m. on December 24, 2022. .
Primus’ family organized search parties in Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn to search for her in the weeks after she went missing.
Primus was finally found in Manhattan on Saturday, nearly three weeks after he went missing, according to police and the consulate general.
“The Primus family said she was found on Train 1 in Lower Manhattan and then taken to the New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital for a check-up,” said the St. Lucia Consulate General in New York. statement.
It is not clear where Primus was staying during the weeks when she went missing.
Primus’ family did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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