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Missing East Moriches man, 85, found

An 85-year-old East Moriches man who suffers from Alzheimer's disease and was reported missing last week was found uninjured Monday in Brooklyn, Suffolk police said.

Robert Angrisani was found at the Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center in the East Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn Monday, Suffolk police said, after they received a tip from a city resident.

Angrisani, last seen by his family last Wednesday, was found wandering the streets Saturday in Brooklyn, Suffolk police said. He told onlookers he drove there and was lost, and he couldn't identify himself beyond his first name, police said.

Someone called local authorities and Angrisani was taken by EMS to Woodhull, where he stayed for two days before he was reunited with his family Monday, police said. His family could not be reached.

Angrisani's car, which was parked on a street in Williamsburg, caught the attention of a resident who normally parked in that spot. The resident entered the vehicle and found information identifying Angrisani as the owner, police said. The resident searched the Internet for Angrisani's name, found news stories about him being missing and alerted Suffolk police Monday.

Police then called hospitals in the area where his car was found and located Angrisani.

His family hadn't heard from him since last Wednesday at 3:15 p.m., when he left Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where he had been visiting his wife, Carmel, who was being treated for a fractured arm.

Suffolk police issued a Silver Alert, which alerts the public of missing county residents with special needs, last Thursday.


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