Brooklyn family calls for help to find woman missing since December

The family says that 46-year-old Samantha Primus has been missing for 17 days and that she suffers from mental disabilities. Her sister, Juliana Primus, has been scouring Brooklyn in search of her deaf, autistic and nonverbal sister.

News 12 Staff

Jan 9, 2023, 10:55 PM

Updated 524 days ago

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A Brooklyn family is in dire need of help to find a woman who has been missing for just over two weeks.  
The family says that 46-year-old Samantha Primus has been missing for 17 days and that she suffers from mental disabilities. Her sister, Juliana Primus, has been scouring Brooklyn in search of her deaf, autistic and nonverbal sister.  
“It’s been emotionally draining,” said Juliana Primus. “I feel like there’s a hole that’s digging into my heart.” 
She says it was around the holidays while Samantha Primus was staying on Long Island with their other sister that Samantha signaled she wanted to go back home to Brooklyn three days before Christmas. They say the following morning on Dec. 23, a surveillance camera shows Samantha Primus leaving the home on her own. 
Juliana Primus says that someone saw her sister was in need of help and called EMS to take her to Queens Hospital Center. She says the staff at the hospital examined and discharged her with a list of homeless shelters to go to, but that their family did not receive any word about her turning up from the hospital or the police.  
“She’s a happy person, and she loves being around us,” said Juliana Primus. “For Christmas, it’s been just like a nightmare.” 
The family has been placing missing person posters all across Brooklyn in hope to find Samantha Primus.  
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