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Brooklyn woman, 78, with dementia reported missing as powerful snow storm approaches

Posted: 4:11 AM, Feb 09, 2017
Updated: 2017-02-09 04:11:14-05

CLINTON HILL, Brooklyn – The city has issued a silver alert for a missing 78-year-old woman with multiple mental illnesses as a powerful snowstorm is set to hit New York City.

Rosalie Ditta, 78, has been reported missing in Brooklyn. (Photo: NYCEM)

Rosalie Ditta, 78, has been reported missing in Brooklyn. (Photo: NYCEM)

Rosalie Ditta is bipolar and has dementia and schizophrenia and she may be in need of medical attention, according to NYC Emergency Management Department . Ditta was last seen at her home located at Classon and Wiloughby avenues Wednesday, around 10 a.m.

The “blizzard-like” storm arrives around 4 or 5 a.m. and become heaviest from 6 to 8 a.m. A total accumulation of 8 to 12 inches is expected, making the search for Ditta more dire.

She is about 5 feet 3 inches tall, about 120 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes. She was last seen with a white puffy jacket, a pink sweater, blue jeans and white sneakers.

Anyone with information or if you’ve seen Ditta is asked to call 911.