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Police seek help locating 69-year-old man reported missing

06/16/2018 5:35 PM |

Update: Harold W. Nelson was found safe in the Patchogue area and has since been returned to the Veterans home in Riverhead, police said.

Riverhead Town police are seeking the public’s help to locate a 69-year-old man who failed to return home after a trip to the Northport Veterans Administration office.

Police said Harold W. Nelson left a veteran’s home in Riverhead Thursday morning and took a bus to Northport for a scheduled appointment. He was in contact with staff until 7 p.m. but never returned back to Riverhead. He has not been seen or heard from since.

He is described as 6 foot 1, 225 pounds with brown eyes and black, braided hair. He wears glasses. His vision is impaired in one eye and he uses a walking stick. He was last seen wearing a white sweatshirt, blue jeans, white sneakers and he was carrying a leather satchel.

If anyone has seen him or has information, contact police at 631-727-4500.

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