Help is needed to locate a man who went missing after being admitted to a local hospital with what is described as mental health issues.
Andy Neiman was admitted to the emergency room at MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie around 4 a.m. on Friday, May 21, with a peak of mental illness and psychosis, according to his sister. Neiman, from St. Louis, according to his Facebook account, was visiting his family in Ulster County.
“Shortly after his admission he regretted his decision and begged me to have him, but also knowing that the psychological assessment had found him unfit for the community, which meant he could not leave. Emily Asher Abramson wrote on Facebook.
Neiman sat for about 14 hours while waiting to be transferred to the psychiatric unit and disappeared from the hospital around 9 p.m.
Last Thursday, the Poughkeepsie Town Police Department received a report that Neiman could have been seen in Poughkeepsie with a white blanket.
Police investigated but ruled out that this person was Neiman.
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Neiman would be in the Hudson Valley. He is described as a white male in his mid-forties, possibly with glasses and unshaven. He is around 5’10 “and weighs around 165 lbs. His sister believes he is walking the area without shoes, wearing a blue or green top and beige shorts.
Family, friends, search teams and the police have been looking for Andy for almost two weeks now. To help expand the search, GoFundMe was launched to hire a private investigator who specializes in missing persons and can organize additional search activities.
As of this writing, nearly $ 40,000 has been raised. All surplus funds will be used for mental health treatment. CLICK HERE make a donation
For anyone with information, please contact Poughkeepsie Town Detective Brad Cookinham at 845-485-3670, or email [email protected], or call Police Headquarters at 845- 485-3666.
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