07-07-2009, 11:09 PM #1
NJ - Julia Madsen, 72, Berkley, 25 June 2009
Family members of Julia Madsen, currently of Clifton and formerly a resident of Rutherford, are looking for help in finding her after she disappeared nearly two weeks ago on June 25 at their summer home in Seaside Park in Ocean County.
According to her son, Guy Madsen, Julia, who is 72 and suffers from early to mid-stage Alzheimer's, went for a walk along the beach on June 25 and disappeared as of about 7 p.m. that day. A subsequent multi-jurisdictional search by local, state and county police, fire officials, K-9 units, U.S. Coast Guard, scuba and helicopter teams has so far been unsuccessful. The FBI has joined in the search as well as of today.
Julia Madsen is about five feet six inches tall and weighs about 175 pounds. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt, white pants and brown leather shoes.
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07-20-2009, 09:43 PM #2
Lots of info about the searches here:
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A possible update
Suspected female finger found outside Brielle home
By Margaret F. Bonafide • STAFF WRITER • July 30, 2009
BRIELLE — Authorities are investigating what appears to be a manicured finger found on a deck outside an Osprey Point Drive home.
Police were called at 10:15 a.m. for a report that a decomposed female finger was found on the deck, and authorities suspect it was dropped there by a bird, Police Chief Michael W. Palmer said. There appeared to be an acrylic, french-manicured nail on the finger, he said.
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Julia "Julie" Madsen, 72, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, vanished after an evening stroll on the beach in South Seaside Park.
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State Police spokesman Trooper Brian Polite said that agency's Missing Persons Unit will be called in if the medical examiner determines the item is a human finger.
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08-03-2009, 07:32 PM #5Registered User
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"State Police spokesman Trooper Brian Polite said that agency's Missing Persons Unit will be called in if the medical examiner determines the item is a human finger."
Yes, this is a tragic story but.......what could it possible be besides a human finger? I mean, I don't know too many animals that get acrylic nails! PLEASE....call in the missing persons unit now, it is OBVIOUSLY a human finger! duh!!!
08-22-2009, 06:17 PM #6
Posted on Sat, Aug. 22, 2009
...July 30, when police were called to a home in Brielle, Monmouth County, after a homeowner discovered what appeared to be a severed human finger, complete with a French-manicured fingernail, on the deck.
Investigators first believed a seagull had dropped the finger from above, and that it may have been associated with 72-year-old Julia Madsen, a woman suffering from Alzheimer's disease who went missing in June while walking on a beach in Berkeley Township, Ocean County.
Then things got weird. Initially, the Monmouth County Medical Examiner's Office couldn't determine whether the finger was human, and eventually a forensic anthropologist X-rayed it, found no bones, and determined it was made of an unidentified substance.
"We don't know what it was," Donegan said, adding that the specimen was destroyed..."Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." ~ Henry James
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09-04-2010, 10:32 AM #8
June 29The sundowners unanswered questions; Who am I? Where am I? Why am I?
Posted on June 29th, 2010 at 5:23 PM
From the moment the call came Berkeley Township Detective Joe Santoro had a bad feeling. At least once a week his police department helps locate a “wanderer,” the clinical name for confused elderly residents who become lost. In Ocean County
A year later, they have a list of the places Julia Madsen isn’t, but they are no closer to knowing where she is despite a $50,000 reward. Police never found a single person who saw her on the beach.
01-30-2011, 03:01 PM #9
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06-25-2014, 01:25 AM #10
But five years later, investigators are no closer to finding Madsen than they were the night she went missing.
"My nephew said it best — she kind of walked off into the sunset,'' said Guy Madsen, 52, of Clifton, the missing woman's son.
Now, with virtually no hope that Julia Madsen still could be alive, her family plans to attend a Mass for her soul tonight at St. Catharine of Siena Church in Seaside Park to mark the fifth anniversary of her disappearance, Guy Madsen said. And, the family's attorney is filing papers today to have Julia declared dead, he said.
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