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Published on June 19, 2024
Urgent Community-Wide Search for Missing Man with Dementia in PlymouthSource: Facebook/Plymouth Police Department

The Plymouth Police Department is currently engaged in an urgent search for a missing 69-year-old man, Rodney Riviello, who suffers from dementia and was last seen at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth. According to a statement on the department's official Facebook page, Mr. Riviello went missing around 11:15 AM on June 17, 2024. Described as a "bald heavy set white male," he was last seen wearing a collared striped shirt, blue shorts, and possibly a Yankees baseball cap.

The search for Mr. Riviello has become a community effort, with the Plymouth Police asking anyone within a 2-mile radius of the hospital to conduct thorough searches of their properties for any sign of the missing man. Residents are also urged to check footage from Ring or CCTV cameras for any sightings of Mr. Riviello, who was last seen wearing a collared striped shirt and blue shorts.

Despite the tireless efforts of dozens of officers and volunteers, the Plymouth Police Department has reported that Mr. Riviello is still unaccounted for. He left BID Plymouth at approximately 11:15 AM yesterday and was observed heading towards Jabez Corner, but his movements from there remain unknown.

The search for Mr. Riviello has expanded to include most villages of Plymouth, covering an area up to five miles from the hospital. Time is critical as Mr. Riviello has memory impairments. Police stress the urgency of the situation and urge anyone who has seen him to call authorities immediately. Every lead is crucial in efforts to bring him home safely.