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Greenville police: Wilmington woman remains missing


Bonnie Gitto


By Ginger Livingston
The Daily Reflector

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Greenville police officers returned to the 100 block of Fairlane Road on Wednesday to look for clues of where a Wilmington woman who went missing from the area on Friday might be, a police spokeswoman said.

Bonnie Gitto, 70, was last seen in the 100 block of Fairlane Road shortly after 2 p.m. on Friday, said Kristen Hunter, Greenville Police Department spokeswoman. She told her family she was going for a walk. She was reported missing at approximately 4:30 p.m. Friday.

"A group of officers went out to the neighborhood she was last seen in again (Wednesday) to search the area for any clues they may have missed and try to retrace her steps again," Hunter said. "Detectives have also interviewed numerous friends and relatives to gather more information."

Family members told police that Gitto is not familiar with the Greenville area. She has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Hunter said police received information about one possible sighting over the weekend but it did not produce any additional information, Hunter said. Officers also have checked local hotels, hospitals, and jails.

"While we don’t have any information at this point to suggest foul play and she is an adult who can make her own decisions,” Hunter said. “Her medical condition and the fact that she has not communicated with any friends or relatives since she was last seen is concerning to us.”

Despite her age and medical condition, Hunter said Gitto does not qualify for a North Carolina Silver Alert, which is a statewide messaging system that is used with adults with cognitive impairment or dementia go missing.

Police say Gitto likely was wearing dark blue jeans, black sandals, a blouse and green/brown prescription glasses.

Anyone with information about Gitto’s location is asked to call the police department at 329-4300.