Thursday, October 23, 2014

Central Park: Body Of Missing 95-Year-Old UES Resident Found

Police at the scene. (Photos: Geoffrey Croft/NYC Park Advocates) Click on images to enlarge.


By Geoffrey Croft

The body of a 95-year-old missing person was found today in Central Park.

Robert Porter was found this morning approximately 9:25 a.m. under some bushes btw. 96/97th Street near Fifth Avenue not far from the Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen sculpture 

His pants were down and their was no obvious sign of trauma, according to law enforcement sources.  

The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

The man was last seen leaving his E. 90th St  residence between York & East End Avenue on October 14th at 2:30pm. 

On October 18th, police began seeking the public's assistance concerning whereabouts of the missing 5'6" tall, 140 pound person and to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

A police officer guards the path leading to the area of the park where the body was found.

The body was found under some bushes not far from the Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen sculpture.  

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