Update: Silver alert issued for Bayport man with dementia

Update: Silver alert issued for Bayport man with dementia

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Joseph Goetzfried

Update on May 13: Joseph Goetzfried has been located, unharmed.

Suffolk County Police have issued a Silver Alert for a missing Bayport man who suffers from
dementia. Joseph Goetzfried, 70, was last seen leaving on foot from his residence on Middle Road at approximately 10 a.m. on May 12. He was reported missing by an employee at his
living facility at approximately 7 p.m. He may be in the areas of Sayville or Patchogue.

Goetzfried is white, 6 feet tall, 150 pounds with gray hair. He was last seen wearing a black long sleeved tee shirt, tan khaki shorts, and a tan bucket hat.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on Goetzfried’s location to call 911 or Fifth
Squad detectives at 631-854-8540.

Silver Alert is a program implemented in Suffolk County that allows local law enforcement to
share information with media outlets about individuals with special needs who have been
reported missing.