Police: Great Neck man missing since Monday could be in Riverhead

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10/25/2010 4:15 PM |

A Great Neck man who has been missing since Monday is believed to be in the Riverhead area, according to Nassau County Police.

Steven M. Mayer, 65, of Great Neck was last seen at about 7:30 a.m. on Monday and last heard from Monday afternoon on a cell phone call that was traced back to a cell tower near Route 105 and Route 25, according to Mr. Mayer’s son-in-law Mark Klinger. He said Mr. Mayer’s cell phone battery has since died.

Mr. Mayer works as a metal trader and would not have had business in the Riverhead area,  Mr. Klinger said, which is why the family believes he may have suffered a seizure or dementia while driving and gotten lost.

An earlier report said he may have been heading to the Bronx, but Mr. Klinger said his E-Z Pass had not been used and would have had to have been to get off Long island.

Mr. Klinger said volunteers are gathering at the Holiday Inn Express on Route 58 to help search for Mr. Mayer.

Mr. Mayer is described as  5-foot, 8-inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds. He is white, has brown hair and glasses and was last seen at 40 Radnor Road in Great Neck, in Nassau County on Monday at 11:30 a.m.

It is not known what he was wearing.

His car, which Mr. Klinger said also is missing, is a gray 2010 Nissan Sentra, four door sedan, with the license plate EWN-4035.

Anyone who may have seen him is urged to call the Mayer family at 1-516-847-5005, or police at 911.

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