Missing Since 3/30/15 … 51 Year Old Iona Costello & Her 14 Year Old Daughter Emily Costello Found Safe in New York City (Update: Bizarre, Hiding Because She’s Afraid Her Ex-con Stepson)
OK, THIS ONE SOUNDS A BIT BIZARRE …
51 year old Iona Costello and her 14 year old daughter Emily Costello who had been missing since March 30, 2015 after they had traveled from Greenport, Long Island to NYC to attend some shows and museums have been found safe. The Long Island mother and her daughter had been missing for 3 weeks, including the 14 year old not showing up from school and the prestigious and pricey Ross School in Southampton, LI. Iona Costello and Emily were found safe and unharmed inside an Upper West Side hotel. According to reports, someone at the hotel spotted the Costellos and tipped off police. A statement from Southold police said “no further investigation” was needed. Hmm, something might be needed because this is far from normal behavior.
A Long Island mother and daughter missing since March 30 have been found safe in New York City’s Upper West Side neighborhood, authorities told ABC News.
Iona Costello and her 14-year-old daughter Emily went missing after leaving Greenport, Long Island, for a trip to New York City.
Family members said the mother and daughter were supposed to spend a week in Manhattan, watching some shows in the theater district. The mother and daughter were recognized Sunday by a front desk manager at the hotel where they were staying, authorities said.
Well this is bizarre … I figured some how this missing person case was a result of the on-going fight over the will of Iona Costello’s deceased husband.
The Long Island mom who sparked a scare when she disappeared with her daughter in Manhattan is still in hiding because she’s afraid her ex-con stepson will come after her, sources told The Post on Thursday.
Iona Costello, 51, won’t return to her Southold farm out of fear of stepson George Costello Jr., who along with his siblings is fighting her for their late father’s fortune, sources said.
“Until she feels safe, she doesn’t want her or her daughter to come back,” said a close relative of Costello’s who spoke to the frightened mom Thursday. “She said, ‘I’m not looking over my shoulder all the time.’ It’s an awful situation.”
George Costello Jr. did time for felony fraud in 2013 and is now in jail in Florida for contempt of court after a fight with his fiancée.
But his stepmom, who has a restraining order against him, knows it’s only a matter of time before he gets out, relatives said.