Alert issued for missing Kissimmee woman

Osceola County sheriff's deputies seek public's help

KISSIMMEE, Fla.Update: Erin Bruneau has been found safe. Click here to read more.

Deputies are seeking the public's help in locating a missing Kissimmee woman, according to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.

Family members told News 6 that Erin Bruneau, 51, hasn't been seen since March 27. A missing-person alert was issued Monday evening.

“We need her,” said Patricia Alderman, one of Bruneau's sisters. “We need to know what's happened to her. This is not normal.”

Alderman told News 6 she found out her sister was missing when she received a call from Osceola County deputies Friday night.

Bruneau's neighbors had called to report their concern that Bruneau's dogs had been holed up inside her home, and they had not seen her.

"Quite frankly, I almost collapsed," Alderman said. "There was so much feces and urine just everywhere. I realized they been in here a long time, and I said to the sheriffs, 'This is not my sister.'"

Tracy Hannigan, another one of Bruneau’s sisters, flew down from Virginia to help search.

"She paid bills, she went and got groceries, she made recent doctor appointments,” Hannigan said. “Her car is here, so this is not like (my) sister to just break contact.”

The two sisters and Bruneau's son, Nic, have blanketed social media with Bruneau's picture in their desperate search.

They told News 6 she does not have any medical conditions that would cause her to walk off without telling anyone.

Bruneau has blond hair and green eyes. She is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. She was last seen in the area of Ames Haven Road in Kissimmee, deputies said.

Hannigan had a message for her sister: "Erin … we love you. Please reach out to us. We're looking for you. Just tell us you're safe."

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 407-348-2222.

About the Author:

Erik Sandoval joined the News 6 team as a reporter in May 2013. He is one of the station’s lead reporters. During his time at News 6, Erik has covered several major stories, including the 2016 Presidential campaign. He was also one of the first reporters live on the air at the Pulse Nightclub shooting.