Joel Cantos went missing on Friday, according to police:

Cantos, Joel
71-year-old male
333 West 86 Street

It was reported to the police that Joel Cantos was last seen Friday, May 19, 2017 at 1630 hours leaving his residence. He is described as being approximately 5’9″ tall, weighing 154 lbs., with a thin build, light complexion, brown eyes and gray hair. He was last seen wearing a black track suit.

Anyone with information in regards to the missing person is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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    1. Jomo says:

      They found him thank god

      • sg says:

        So good to hear. Dementia is terrible…hard for the person with it and difficult on their loved ones.

    2. Dixie says:

      Luckily this man has been found. I thought I had seen him Friday evening at 7:10pm and just found this notice. I called 24th precinct and the detective handling the missing case said he had been found. Glad to hear it!

    3. Cato says:

      I’m very, very happy that the gentleman was found.

      I’m troubled by the fact that the announcement did not disclose that the home from which he absconded was the Atria West 86th Street assisted living facility. Isn’t one of their primary services supposed to be security of family members, especially those with dementia? How on earth did they let him out??

      Other than the Twitt copied above, you’d never know from the article, or from the “Missing” notice, that he should have been receiving better care and more attention than he did. Sure is a good thing for Atria’s business that somehow no one thought to mention that!