News 12's Frank Recchia and his family continue the search for his missing brother

News 12 Connecticut reporter Frank Recchia and his family are still in search of his missing brother.

News 12 Staff

Feb 20, 2020, 10:22 PM

Updated 1,556 days ago

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News 12 Connecticut reporter Frank Recchia and his family are still in search of his missing brother.
Peter Recchia, who suffers from mental health complications, was last seen on Oct. 3. Video surveillance captured him walking on State Street in New Haven, a day after he went missing.
Since then, there have been many false alarm sightings, but nothing that has panned out yet.
Bunny Rodriguez, Peter Recchia’s daughter, says she’s focused on finding the positives.
“It definitely has helped me to deepen and embrace the family connection,” she says.
Middletown police say they are investigating every lead that comes their way, and Rodriguez urges everyone in the community to stay mindful and keep looking.
"When you're out in the forest, or walking, or just out in the community, just search around and see, and say a prayer for him,” she says.
Frank Recchia and Rodriguez say the outpour of love and support from the community has been inspirational.
Rodriguez also says, whatever the outcome, she just wants her father home.
"In my heart I truly believe that he's with Jesus and that he is in nature somewhere,” she says. “I'm just hoping to have him be returned home."
Rodriguez says she wants to make a bird garden with her kids at her house to honor her father. To get involved, more information can be found here.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Middletown police.


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