Non-verbal woman with Down syndrome missing in Brooklyn

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GREENPOINT, Brooklyn (PIX11) — Police are asking for the public’s help to find a missing woman with Down syndrome.

Danielle Selig, 44, has Down syndrome, and what her helpers describe as a profound intellectual disability. She cannot speak and has vision problems as well.

On Saturday, two staff members from the Santulli residence in Greenpoint took Selig and another resident to a podiatry appointment in downtown Brooklyn.

Shortly after noon, Selig became separated from the staff on the corner of Livingston Street and Gallatin Place.

“She is not able to communicate,” Eleanor LaTouche, chief program officer for Mercy Home, told PIX11. “She doesn’t travel in the community by herself.”

Selig has lived at Mercy Home’s Santulli residence on Manhattan Avenue for 25 years. She has no known relatives.

The caregivers consider her family and they are worried about her safety.

“If you find her, please take care of her because she is not able to take care of herself,” said Laurete Campbell, director of case management at Mercy Home.

Selig is 4 feet 6 inches tall, weighs about 90 pounds and has strawberry-blond hair and green eyes.

She typically walks with her head down shuffling her feet and shifting her weight side to side.

Selig was last seen wearing a white and pink T-shirt and pink jogging Capri pants.

“We miss her and we will not rest until we know she is back home with us safe and sound,” Campbell said.

Anyone with information is urged to call police.

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