Allerton residents searching for 88-year-old missing man with dementia

An 88-year-old man with dementia named Pedro Hernandez has been missing since Sunday, and residents in Allerton are asking for help to track him down.

News 12 Staff

Jul 6, 2022, 12:16 AM

Updated 709 days ago

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An 88-year-old man with dementia named Pedro Hernandez has been missing since Sunday, and residents in Allerton are asking for help to track him down.
Hernandez was last seen Sunday morning heading to church just a few blocks away from his home.
News 12 has been told that Pedro Hernandez is about 5 foot 7, weighing about 150 pounds and was last seen wearing black pants, a white button-down shirt with a blue tie and was not wearing his glasses.
“It’s something that he does normally, goes to church at St. Phillip St. James,” said Hernandez’s niece. “He goes there by himself and then he comes back home.”
Hernandez’s family says this has never happened before. Officers who went to the church to investigate told the family that Pedro never made it there on Sunday.
Sophia Reid, the program director of R.A.I.N Eastchester Older Adults Center, says his absence was noticeable, and has lent a hand to help find him.
"He comes with his sister every single day to the center, because he lives here in the complex and his sister's 100. And they walk to the center every single day,” said Reid. “So we made these flyers today, we put them up in all the buildings.”
Reid says she and her team plan to visit area hospitals tomorrow to search for Hernandez.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Pedro Hernandez is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).


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