The Missing Persons Squad is investigating a missing vulnerable adult that occurred on Thursday September 16, 2021 at approximately 2:30 p.m. in Hempstead. According to Detectives, Nelson J. Ruiz, 73, described as a Male White Hispanic, 5’11”, approx. 175 lbs., who resides in Queens, was last seen on Main Street in Hempstead, New York. He suffers from cognitive disorders and needs medication. Direction of travel and clothing description is unknown. Nelson’s possible destination could be Vandalia Housing in Brooklyn, NY. Detectives request anyone with information regarding the above missing vulnerable adult to please contact the Nassau County Police Department Missing Persons Squad at 516-573-7347 or call 911. All callers will remain anonymous.
Details by: Det. Uvena/MPS 9/16/21/2141/9595
**UPDATE** Details by: Det. Howe/MPS 09/17/21/0755/8812
The above missing person has been located.