Three days before Dana Lauren Bonanno went missing, she had texted her mother, asking her to call 911 without explanation, her mother said.
Donna O’Connor of Patterson said she texted her daughter back, saying she was on the road headed to Florida and that Bonanno should call 911 if there was a problem. Bonanno responded curtly, O’Connor said, and she didn’t hear back from her again that night, July 19.
“I’ve heard her in an emergency and that didn’t sound like an emergency,” O’Connor said Monday.
On the night she disappeared, July 22, Bonanno had also told her mother she thought her two male roommates had been looking through her personal belongings and talking about her.
That was shortly before 10 p.m., she said.
O’Connor said she told her daughter to call police if she was worried.
Apparently Bonanno did not do that. Just over an hour later, at 11:10 p.m., she sent her mother a text message saying “I’m scared.” That was the last O’Connor heard from her.
Bonanno, 33, has lived with her two roommates for the past six months in an apartment in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn.
Her mother said Bonanno’s roommates had no idea Bonanno had these concerns about them.
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