Police Searching for Missing Elderly East Harlem Man with Alzheimer's Disease

By Jeff Mays on October 13, 2010 11:08am 

William Rivera, who  has Alzheimer's disease, was last scene in the vicinity of 111th Street in East Harlem.
William Rivera, who has Alzheimer's disease, was last scene in the vicinity of 111th Street in East Harlem.
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DNAinfo Staff

EAST HARLEM — Police are searching for an 82-year-old East Harlem man with Alzheimer's disease who wandered off on Oct. 6

William Rivera, who also goes by "Willie," was last seen on 111th Street in East Harlem between 11 a.m. and noon last week, police said.

Rivera is described 5-foot-7 and weighing 150 pounds with brown eyes, a mustache, goatee and a scar above his left eye, police said. He has a medium complexion and gray hair with some balding. He speaks both English and Spanish.

Rivera was last seen wearing a blue jacket, gray slacks, a white T-shirt, white sneakers, and a blue and white Yankees cap, police said.

Rivera is enrolled in the MedicAlert/Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return Program. His Safe Return number is 282422. He is not wearing his bracelet, but any leads or sightings can be called into the Safe Return program at 1-800-572-1122 or 1-800-625-3780.

Anyone with information about Rivera's whereabouts should contact Det. Frank Rodriguez at 212-694-7781.


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