Family members of a missing Connecticut woman are offering information that leads to her whereabouts after she mysteriously vanished while out to lunch.
According to the Hartford Courant, 64-year-old Ondine Frohberg disappeared on November 1 at around 1:40 p.m., while with an aide at an Olive Garden restaurant off of 41 Hazard Avenue in Suffield.
Chief Alaric Fox said Ondine went to the restroom inside the restaurant, then apparently walked away without the aide noticing. Police were notified of her disappearance at around 3 p.m.
Police searched surrounding areas and utilized German Shepherds, a bloodhound, drones to scour woods and farm areas. Authorities reportedly said they’ve searched more than 800 acres of land so far, with the help of civilian search and rescue teams.
According to Ondine’s family, she has cognitive issues and medical problems. Cousin Fred Chase told NBC Connecticut that Ondine has been disabled since birth. Ondine has always lived with her mother, until earlier this year, when her mother broke her hip.
“Her mother recently fell and broke her hip,” explained Chase. “She’s in rehab and she was not able to be in the house any longer.”
Being separated from her 98-year-old mother, according to Chase, left Ondine feeling lost and depressed. Ondine said she didn’t want to live in her home any longer without her mother, but her disappearance left family members shocked.
Ondine’s family is offering $5,000 for information that leads to her whereabouts.
Ondine is described as a white female who stands 5-feet-4-inches tall and weighs around 140 pounds. She was last seen wearing navy pants and an orange striped shirt. She was not dressed for cold temperatures.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Enfield PD at 860-763-6400.
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[Feature Photo: Ondine Frohberg/ Police Handout]