Vigil Planned for Missing Middletown Woman

The family of a 57-year-old Middletown woman who disappeared more than two weeks ago will hold a candlelight vigil Wednesday night in her honor.

Nina Coe last spoke with her sisters Wednesday, July 15. She attended a dentist appointment the following afternoon and has not been seen or heard from since, according to family members, who choked back tears at a press conference Friday.

"It's unusual for her to do that because she calls me every single day," said Coe's sister, Dale Ocelik.

According to a Silver Alert issued in July, Coe suffers from bipolar disorder and is dependent on alcohol and pain medication. Police said she may need immediate medical attention.

Coe's other sister, Barbara Plourde, said Friday the siblings have called and texted Coe but received no response. They stopped by her apartment to find broken glass and the lights off.

"We just want Nina home, and I don't understand why she's not calling us," Plourde said. "We just want Nina home. There's something wrong and we need to find her."

Family and friends will gather on Middletown's South Green at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Coe stands 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighs 130 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes. Police said she wears glasses and has a tattoo on one leg and a scar on the right side of her neck.

Police are asking anyone with information on Coe's whereabouts to give them a call at 860-638-4000.

"She could be in trouble. She does have some medical issues, some dependency issue. We would like to get her home safely or get her some help if she needs it. We’d just really like the public’s assistance with this one," Middletown police Capt. Gary Wallace explained Friday.

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