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Cops: Man Missing from Montauk [UPDATED]

East Hampton police are investigating two separate reports of missing people, though one case is not thought to be suspicious.

Police in East Hampton are investigating two separate reports of missing adults.

On Wednesday morning, town police issued a missing persons bulletin for George Richardson, a 50 year-old man, who has been missing for more than 24 hours. He was last seen at in Montauk, where he was staying with his family during their visit to Montauk, on Tuesday, in the early morning hours.

His family reported him missing on Tuesday morning, according to Detective Sgt. Robert Gurney. "Right now there's no known reason for him to disappear," Gurney said. "We're looking into all possibilities."

Richardson was known to take walks on the ocean beach. There's a beach access just across from the Old Montauk Highway motel.

Patrols on the beach, water and in the air are searching for him. Missing person fliers are being given out at Montauk hotels and businesses.

Gurney declined to disclose the town Richardson lives in.

Richardson, whose photograph is attached here, is described as a white man, 5-foot-six-inches tall, 150 pounds, has short gray hair and wears reading glasses. He was last seen wearing running shoes and an orange hat. He has a small scar on his chin.

No further information was immediately available.

Anyone with information about Richardson is asked to contact the East Hampton Town Police Department's Detective Division at 631-537-6863.

Meanwhile, village police are also still investigating a report filed last week of a missing nanny, though Chief Jerry Larsen said on Wednesday that detectives believe she left East Hampton on her own.

Her employers, who live on Meadow Way, called police on Aug. 20 when 44-year-old Elsie Panti Lumbao did not return to the house. She reportedly told them she was going for a walk into town on Aug. 19 at about midnight and would be back shortly. Though police found no reservations under her name on the Hampton Jitney and were not able to contact her because her cellphone was shut off, Larsen said they have reason to believe she left the area.

"If anybody knows her whereabouts, we ask that they give our detectives a call," Larsen said.

All calls, in both cases, will be kept confidential.

Do you know George Richardson? Tell us about him in the comments.

Paul Vastola September 10, 2012 at 02:38 PM
I dont understand why George's disappearance - almost 2 weeks now is getting no press. Why aren't the police and the TV media getting this story out? I would think that would be the best way to help find him.
Barb September 12, 2012 at 10:32 PM
I live in Hawaii, My cousin Jane Richardson and I grew up together, I have known George all his life, a great family man and hard working. How could he just disappear? Do they have "dogs" looking for him? Is there a search party of freinds and co-workers? Why is this not on the news? Did he go for a swim? We are all so concerned out here and can find very little information on what happened other then he went for a "walk". What if anything is the hotel doing? Do they think someone grap him? And for what reason? Barb, Stacey, Kevin Baker
Eric Reese September 15, 2012 at 12:43 AM
Slender Man did it.
Justin Thatcher October 26, 2012 at 08:30 PM
I've read so called "conspiracy theories" about government abducting people for psychological research and such.. Not saying I believe it, but ironically enough the documents and essays I read claimed that these activities were taking place in Montauk.. IF this is true, it would make sense that they would abduct vacationers rather than locals since they wouldn't have as many ties to the area, would also explain why this has gotten virtually no coverage, thank god for huffington post- one of, if not the only, last credible media outlet on earth. I wish you all luck in finding your loved one, this is truly a tragedy.
rico rabinowitz December 30, 2012 at 03:34 PM
no news on George's disappearance?/

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