Elderly Long Island Man Still Missing

NEW YORK (CBS 2 / WCBS 880) — Thousands of people took to the streets on Long Island to search for a man who went missing more than a week ago.

LISTEN: WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reports

Around 3,000 volunteers worked their way through Riverhead Sunday to look for 65-year-old Steven Mayer.

He was last seen on October 4 at his home in Great Neck.

Mayer’s wife said he may be suffering from dementia.

Although police said they have had several leads, at this point none has panned out.

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  • Claudia

    65 is not elderly and dementia it horrible!

  • jd

    What? 65 is not elderly give me a break. @Dee reporter must be like 20. Unbelievable. I hope they do find him soon.

  • Dee

    Um, since when did 65 become “elderly?”

    I certainly hope this man is found unharmed, and early-onset dementia may indeed have played a role in his disappearance.

    But 65 is not elderly – it barely qualifies you for a discount in most stores, it is not retirement age for most people, Social Security does not kick in for most people at that age any more.

    In this era of longevity maybe 80 or 85 would be considered elderly, not 65. Is the reporter 22? And, no, I am not 65 and defensive, I just happen to know what the word means in the context of a longer-lived society. Sheesh …

    Unless, which is very likely given this site, you’ve gotten his age wrong and he actually IS 85.

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