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Rally held for missing eastside woman

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MADISON (WKOW)-- On Saturday, the family and friends of a missing Madison woman gathered to re-energize the search for her.

Nejay Redd, a 63-year-old Liberian Immigrant, went missing on September 15 from an apartment on Rethke Avenue.

“It's been a hard time,” said Memie Redd, Nejay's daughter.

Nejay doesn't speak English. She also suffers from health problems including dementia. Saturday's rally to find Nejay was lead by the Liberian Association of Wisconsin.

“Our coming together to support one another in this type of effort is very important,” said Emmanuel Urey, the president of the association. “This is what a community is all about.”

Police say Nejay's case is still an active investigation though they don't have a large number of officers conducting a search anymore. Still, the family says detectives have been in constant contact with them about their mother's case.

“I wanna tell everybody thank you, the police, the Liberian community, that are involved in this, trying to help out and find our mom,” Memie said.

But Memie says it's a difficult time for the family, especially since just nine days before her mom went missing, her father and Nejay's husband passed away. They had to hold his funeral without Nejay.

“She was not able to be there because she went missing before the burial,” Memie said.

Now the family is just praying they can bring Nejay home.

“We are hopeful, the family is hopeful, that we'll still be able to find mother Nejay Redd alive,” Urey said. “That's our hope and that's our prayer.”

“I hope to see my mother,” Memie added. “I really wanna see my mom.”

Nejay was last seen wearing a blue sweater, a green skirt and no shoes. She has silver hair. Anyone with information should contact police at 608-266-4418.

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