A 47-year-old woman with a «developmental disability» was found Saturday three weeks after she went missing in New York on the subway in lower Manhattan, authorities say.

Samantha Primus, a Brooklyn resident originally from St. Lucia, is speechless, deaf and communicates with limited use of sign language, according to the Consulate General of Saint Lucia in New York.

Primus disappeared from her sister’s vacation home in Elmont, Long Island on December 23, 2022 around 3:30 am. declarationthe consulate general said she «may need medical attention.»

A few days after she went missing, Primus’s family was notified by the Nassau County Police Department that she had been found in Queens on the night of December 23, three and a half miles from her sister’s home. A team of doctors from the New York Fire Department also took her to the Queens Hospital Center and «was released from her only a few hours later,» according to the consulate general.

It is unclear why Primus was taken to the hospital at this time.

Primus was reported missing to the NYPD, who in a statement said she was seen leaving the Queens hospital after being released on December 24, 2022 at around 1:50 a.m.

Primus’s family organized search parties in Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn to search for her during the weeks she was missing.

Primus was finally found in Manhattan on Saturday just over three weeks after he went missing, according to police and the consulate general.

«The Primus family stated that they discovered her traveling on the 1 train in Lower Manhattan, and was subsequently taken to New York’s Brooklyn-Presbyterian Methodist Hospital for a medical check-up,» the Saint Lucia Consulate General in New York said. a declaration.

It is unclear where Primus stayed during the weeks she was missing.

Primus’s family did not immediately respond to requests for comment.