Missing woman Adelaida Serrano last seen in Montclair

A New Jersey family hopes the public can help locate their missing loved one. Adelaida Serrano, 82, has been missing since Monday afternoon. She was

Adelaida Serrano, 82, last seen in leaving her apartment in Montclair. Her family and police are looking for her.

Adelaida Serrano, 82, last seen in leaving her apartment in Montclair. Her family and police are looking for her. (1/7/16)

MONTCLAIR - A New Jersey family hopes the public can help locate their missing loved one.

Adelaida Serrano, 82, has been missing since Monday afternoon. She was last seen leaving her apartment in Montclair.

According to her son Robert Castro, Serrano started her Monday taking a shuttle bus to a senior center on Greenwood Avenue, less than a mile away from her apartment. 

Castro says that he knows she made it home to Montclair House that afternoon because a home health aide spent two hours with her. The aide told him that there was nothing unusual and his mother was sitting a watching TV.

"When the aide left, shortly thereafter, [my mother] left,” Castro says.

The surveillance camera in Serrano’s lobby showed her leaving again at 4:35 p.m. She was wearing a red hooded coat and a light-colored flowered skirt. A maintenance employee working on a broken set of automatic doors helped her out through a side exit.

Building supervisor Bernardo Serna says he was one of the last people to see Serrano before she went missing.

“I thought she was going across the street to get something to eat or the pharmacy or something,” he says. “We lost her.”

Serrano’s son says that she can sometimes get confused and is not very familiar with the area. He has been checking with police and local hospitals around New Jersey, and even in Far Rockaway where she used to live.

Anyone who may have seen Adelaida Serrano is asked to call Montclair police at 973-744-1234.

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