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Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that investigators from his department are attempting to locate 78 year-old Ely Semidey of Putnam Valley, who is reported missing by his family.
Family of the missing individual contacted the Sheriff’s Office and reported that on July 16, Ely Semidey wondered away from a parked vehicle near Bronx River Road and Westchester Avenue in the Bronx. Mr. Semidey, who suffers from Dementia and Alzheimer’s, was reported missing to officers at New York City Police Department’s 43 PCT who in turn referred the family to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.
Upon receipt of the complaint, Sheriff’s investigators sent a missing vulnerable adult alert message to all police agencies throughout New York State and contacted the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Missing Persons Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse distributed missing vulnerable adult flyers containing a photograph and physical description of Mr. Semidey to all law enforcement agencies and hospitals in Putnam and Westchester Counties, as well as, New York City. Additionally, Sheriff’s investigators are working closely with Mr. Semidey’s family and are coordinating investigative efforts with New York City Police detectives.
Mr. Semidey is described as a white male — brown eyes — bald — 5’0, and 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue collared shirt, blue jeans and black shoes. He may be in need of medical attention.
Sheriff’s investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating Mr. Semidey. Anyone having information as to his whereabouts is urged to contact the closest police agency or investigators at the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at 845-225-8060.