RMA#787-14 Missing 20 Pct 04-21-14

We received the following notice today from the Office of Emergency Management:

NYPD has issued a Silver Alert for the disappearance of May Goldberg, female, Asian, 59 years of age, from West 69th Street and Central Park West in Manhattan. Ms. Goldberg suffers from Alzheimer’s and is described as 5’6″ tall, 115 lbs., with a thin build. She was last seen at her residence on West 69th Street in Manhattan at 12:30 PM on Monday, 4/21. She was wearing a light colored jacket with a hood, a black shirt, and black and white checkered pants at the time of her disappearance. A photo is attached; if you see Ms. Goldberg, please call 9-1-1.”

Update: a user of the site Reddit says that Goldberg is his mother and provides some more information.

He says at the bottom: “I just received a tip that my mother might have been spotted on W 71st St. and West End Ave. It was reported that she headed WEST on 71st towards the waterside. Please be on the lookout if you are in the area (including Riverside Park and the piers).”

UPDATE 2: Happy news! A Reddit member found her on 47th street and Lexington Avenue: “Hi guys. I am so glad May will be shortly reunited with her family. I was walking home from work around 9:30-10PM and I noticed May at East 47th and Lexington Avenue. As I saw Josh’s post in the afternoon she looked very familiar. I quickly pulled out my phone and visited this page to ensure it is indeed her. When I realized it’s her, I approached her, asked for her name, told her that her family is looking for her, and took her to Hyatt Hotel lobby to contact the police. The gentleman and lady at the Hyatt front desk were extremely helpful and they contacted the police. Two police officers arrived within 3 minutes. They identified May and I believe they called for an ambulance. In the meantime, I quickly sent a personal message to Josh via Reddit informing him that her mom has been found and that she is with the police.”

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    1. MT says:


    2. Anthony says:

      Good news! According to the posting on Reddit in the above post, May has been found safe!

    3. Logan Lo says:

      That has got to be one of the most interesting Reddit stories I’ve ever heard; in a city of 8 million no less!

      What are the chances?