Police: Foul play may be involved in missing-woman case

63-year-old Nejay Redd went missing from east side apartment 1 month ago
Police: Foul play may be involved in missing-woman case
Nejay Redd

It has been a month since 63-year-old Nejay Redd went missing from her Madison apartment, and authorities suspect there may be foul play involved in her disappearance.

Madison police said they have received many tips on possible sightings, but they still have no leads as to where Redd could be.

Redd went missing from her apartment on Madison’s east side Sept. 15. She disappeared leaving her shoes and purse behind, which is something family members said she would have never done.

Police said they are concerned that foul play could be involved.

“Did somebody do something or is it something that she did on her own? So we are still at that stage, but we seem to be leaning toward the, ‘did somebody do something?'” Madison Police Department Detective Julie Rortvedt said.

Madison police and family members have held multiple searches for Redd throughout the last month. Redd is a Liberian immigrant who has dementia. She has gone missing before, but only during the day and never for an extended period of time.

Madison police said if they still have no leads in the case they will look into asking for assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation or the Department of Criminal Investigation.

Family members said before she disappeared her health had deteriorated, making it hard for her to walk.

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