84-year-old Bridgeport woman missing for a week passes away shortly after being found alive


BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — A missing 84-year-old Bridgeport woman who went missing last week was found Sunday, according to police.

Police say, Sunday around 11:30 a.m., Teresa Zangrilli was found alive in a patch of woods behind an office building at 12 Cambridge Drive in Trumbull by a Bridgeport man on a bicycle who had volunteered to help look for her.

She was unresponsive and “very weak”. She was transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital. Unfortunately, “medics and doctors were unsuccessful at life-saving efforts,” police said. She was pronounced deceased at approximately 12:27 p.m.

Where Zangrilli was found was about 1.5 miles walking distance from where she went missing on Oct. 18. She was found wearing the bright pink fleece top she had on when she went missing.

The Connecticut State Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will be conducting an autopsy.

The investigation into her death is ongoing. 

We can confirm reports that Ms. Zangrilli was found. BPD will finalize details on this case after they finish their investigation into her whereabouts. As you can see- facts can change quickly. At this time we are respectfully allowing the family space to mourn, and will not be infringing on their privacy.

– Bridgeport Police

Connecticut State Police were assisting Bridgeport Police in a search for a missing woman Tuesday.

CSP and BPD are using helicopters and search parties in the area of Frenchtown Road and Old Town Road (north end) to search for Zangrilli.

Zangrilli, 84, went missing Sunday, Oct. 18. Police say she suffers from Alzheimer’s and diabetes and was last seen wearing a pink fleece jacket and beige v-neck shirt near the Marshall’s sign next to the Price Rite on upper Main Street around 4 p.m. Sunday.

If you have any information call 203-576-TIPS.

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