$20,000 Reward Offered to Help Solve Case of Missing Middletown Woman

Nina Coe, of Middletown, has been missing since July and a $20,000 reward is being offered to help solve the case.

The 57-year-old Coe disappeared after a dentist appointment and was reported missing on July 16.

Police said they suspect foul play because she had been in daily contact with family members up until she disappeared and it is not like her to lose touch with her family for such a long time.

Days after Coe disappeared, her sister, Barbara Plourde, said siblings called and texted her, but received no response and they found broken glass and the lights off when they went to her apartment.

Coe’s family said they still have no idea where she is and it’s tearing them up.

We just want her home. Hopefully she can come home. It just breaks my heart every day,” Coe’s sister, Dale Ocelik, said.

Coe’s brother said he cries almost every day, then dreams about his sister at night.

“We missed her this Thanksgiving. We didn’t have her. Christmas we didn’t have her. New Year’s we didn’t have her,” Michael Plourde said.

Searches near Coe’s Russell Street home and interviews with potential witnesses have not turned up any new information.

“Our detectives have exhausted all leads, all suspects and have gone through every piece of evidence – every piece of evidence available – and right now we need something new,” Lt. Heather Desmond, of Middletown Police, said.

On March 11, Gov. Dannel Malloy signed off on a reward up to $20,000 for anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is found guilty of a crime in connection with Coe’s disappearance.

Police and Coe’s family said someone does have the information necessary to solve this case.
“Someone out there knows something and knows what happened to her. Please come forward because we need closure,” Michael Plourde said.

The Middletown Police Department’s Major Investigations Division is actively looking into the case and they ask anyone with to call the Middletown Police Department at 860-638-4140.

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