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Local woman with PTSD reported missing by her husband

Tracey Matthews Anticounti had been missing since noon on Thursday.
Tracey Matthews Anticounti had been missing since noon on Thursday.

A 53-year-old woman with a psychological condition was missing as of Friday afternoon, and her husband is hoping she will be located soon.

Tracey Matthews Anticouni, who lives between Belleville and Millstadt, has been missing since noon Thursday, according to her husband Anthony Anticouni, who filed a missing-person report with the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department.

Tracey Anticouni disappeared after a phone conversation with her husband, he said. He was at work at the time. After the call, he called his in-laws, who live on the same property. They arrived at the Anticounis’ trailer within 20 minutes but did not find her.

Tracey has post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, and has had a series of depressive episodes in the past, according to her husband.

When he arrived home from work Thursday, it appeared as though she had “vanished off the face of the earth,” he said.

She had taken no ID, money or even a coat, and she hadn’t packed a bag.

Anthony Anticouni said she was wearing a pair of loafers when she left.

Anthony Anticouni filed a missing-person report with the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, but investigators were stretched thin after the department was called to a killing that occurred Friday morning in unincorporated St. Clair County, near east Belleville, Investigator Scott Toth said.

In addition to the Sheriff’s Department, Anthony Anticouni also reached out to friends, family, neighbors and fellow parishioners from their church, Life Community Church in Columbia.

Anyone with information on Tracey Anticouni’s location can call the Sheriff’s Department at 618-277-3505.

Casey Bischel: 618-239-2655, @CaseyBischel

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