72-Year-Old Man Goes Missing Before Cruise

By Ben Fractenberg on October 17, 2011 7:57am 

Police are looking for John Stapleton, who went missing near the World Financial Center on Oct. 16, 2011.
Police are looking for John Stapleton, who went missing near the World Financial Center on Oct. 16, 2011.
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DOWNTOWN — Police are looking for a 72-year-old man who went missing near the World Financial Center before he was scheduled to take a cruise.

John Stapleton, from Ottawa, Canada, was last seen on Oct. 16 at 11:00 a.m. He was scheduled to take a cruise leaving from Pier 80 off 42nd Street at 4:00 p.m.

Stapleton is 5-foot-9 and 130 pounds. He has a white beard and mustache and was last seen wearing gray pants, brown shoes and a light brown jacket.

Anyone with information in regards on his whereabouts can call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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