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Cops: Couple missing from Massapequa assisted living center

Composite photo of Marian Rogan (left) and John

Composite photo of Marian Rogan (left) and John Rogan. The pair were last seen leaving the Bristol Assisted Living Center on County Line Road in Massapequa at 6:08 p.m. on Oct. 7, 2010.

John Rogan, 85, and his wife, Marian, 86, went out for a ride Thursday night in their red 2006 Honda CRV and haven't returned home.

Now, police are searching for them - worried something might have happened to the couple. The pair was seen at 6:08 p.m. leaving the Bristal Assisted Living Center on County Line Road in Massapequa and were expected to be home by 9 p.m., Richard Youngberg, the facility's executive director, said in a statement Friday.

"[They] signed out, as they often do, to go out for the evening in their own car," he said. "When they did not return, Bristal staff notified the Nassau County Police."

The last reported sighting of the couple was at 1:44 a.m. Friday in Quogue when police there pulled them over for crossing a double yellow lane, Quogue police Lt. Chris Isola said. Marian was driving. Police had not yet received the notice that they were missing.

"The officer's report indicates that they both seemed fine," he said. "They were heading east searching for a hotel."

Vincent Benenati, the couple's son-in-law, said the family fears the two may be confused or lost. The pair moved to Long Island eight months ago from upstate New York.

John Rogan is 5-foot-11 and 240 pounds, with gray hair. Marian Rogan is 5-foot-5 and 120 pounds, with gray hair.

Police said their car's New York license plate is AXE-1350.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the disappearance to call 516-573-5370 or 516-573-7000.

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