Michigan family of 4 goes missing after father makes bizarre 911 call

FREMONT, Mich. – West Michigan police are searching for a missing family of four who were last contacted Sunday and appeared to disappear from their home, leaving behind pets and even a relative in need of care.

The Cirigliano family is from Fremont, which is in Newaygo County, north of Grand Rapids. The Fremont Police Department issued a missing family alert Wednesday evening.

Police said the Cirigliano family is “very concerned” about their missing family members Anthony (Tony), 51, Suzette, 51, Brandon, 19, and Noah, 15. “They were found to have unexpectedly left their home in Fremont, Michigan and is believed to be in a silver 2005 Toyota Sienna minivan with Michigan registration,” police said.

Police said second family last had contact with them on Sunday, October 16, 2022. Since then, their phone has been switched off and they have not reached out to family or friends. They left the family pets and a family member, Suzette’s mother with dementia who requires full-time care, unattended. She was found walking around the neighborhood around 9 p.m. Monday, according to WOOD-TV.

“We don’t see any signs of violence, we don’t see any signs of foul play right now, there’s no signs of a fight in the home,” Fremont Police Chief Tim Rodwell told WOOD-TV. “But everyone we’ve spoken to … they all describe this as extremely abnormal behavior from Tony and Suzette.”

Michigan State Police said Tony was exhibiting “paranoid” behavior on Sunday, according to family members.

Fremont’s police chief told WOOD-TV that Tony Cirigliano called 911 just after midnight Sunday and two officers went to his home. He talked about the September 11, 2001 attacks and wanted to talk to the FBI.

WOOD-TV writes it the family has lived in Fremont for about four years and moved to West Michigan from South Carolina. Both children – Brandon and Noah – have autism.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fremont Police Department at 231-924-2400 or 911. The photo of what the van looks like is posted below:

Silver 2005 Toyota Sienna LE (not actual vehicle) (Fremont Police)

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