Middletown police continue to search for missing woman


MIDDLETOWN – On Sept. 23 at 5:43 a.m., Middletown police officers responded to a report of a missing person. The missing individual, Mary Silengo, 62, is believed to have walked away from her residence in Shadow Lake Village.

Shadow Lake Village is an age-restricted community for individuals age 55 and over.

According to a press release from the Middletown Police Department, Silengo is a white female with blond and gray hair. She was last seen wearing a bright pink pajama shirt and gray sweat pants. She may have been wearing a denim jacket and dark colored shoes.

Middleown police, with the assistance of the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit and the Middletown Township Fire Department, conducted an extensive search of the residence, the community, adjacent wooded areas, and the bordering waterways, Shadow Lake and the Navesink River, according to the press release.

Police were aided in their efforts by the Shadow Lake Village homeowners association and by residents in the community who were actively looking for Silengo.

Today, Sept. 24, officers from Middletown and the state police continued their search efforts in the community and surrounding areas. They were aided by the New Jersey State Police Search and Rescue Unit and by volunteers with the Search and Rescue Council of New Jersey.

Police said the investigation remains active. Anyone with information about Silengo’s whereabouts is asked to contact police at 732-615-3277.