UPDATED-FOUND: Search Underway for Missing Elderly Man

UPDATED 11:20 PM: [PHOTOS] Police have initiated a search this afternoon for a missing elderly Jewish man. The man, Immanuel Guthi, 74, was reported missing by his wife who last saw him about 11:45 am this morning in the Clifton Avenue area.Officials say he may have taken a walk to the area of Lake Carasaljo.

He’s described as 6′ 2′, 150 pounds, a small white beard, and is wearing a Yarmuka and a small black hat.

Chaveirim, Hatzolah, EMS, LFA, LCSW, Misaskim and Bikur Cholim have joined in the search, as well as an Ocean County’s K-9 Unit.

Anyone with information is asked to call police immediately.

UPDATE 9:45 PM. Officials say there’s a chance he may be have boarded a bus to New York. If you are in New York, please keep an extra eye out for him and notify BSSP, Brooklyn Chaveirim, or Lakewood authorities.

UPDATE 10:30 PM: LPD says the missing man reportedly left messages at his home that he’s okay, in New York, and will be headed back home to Lakewood. Police, Chaveirim and LCSW are reportedly monitoring the bus stops to make sure he gets home.

Search coordinators have asked TLS to publicly thank Glatt Gourmet for sponsoring hot dinner for the volunteers at the command post.

UPDATE 11:20 PM: Immanuel Guthi has just returned safe to his Lakewood home. He was identified on a bus by a Chaveirim and LCSW member, who then escorted him to his home.

“I just want to thank all the agencies involved and the volunteers who dropped what they were doing to begin searching,” says Captain Gregory Meyer who took off from his personal time to assist with the search. “It was great to see our community in action – great teamwork by all involved. It’s always nice to have a happy ending.”

(Photo of Mr. Guthi has been removed).




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There are 26 Comments to "UPDATED-FOUND: Search Underway for Missing Elderly Man"

  • Me says:

    Are volunteers needed ? Please inform. Thank you

  • just askin says:

    It may be a good idea to post his name

  • Anon. says:

    He should be found soon IM”H.

  • hocker says:

    Were is the command center located?

  • Anonymous says:

    I saw him walking down Clifton with two shopping bags tied together like a water carrier this morn @ 10ish walking south on clifton

  • RG3 - DB4 says:

    Vol’s needed to search. Command area is 6th & Clifton. Report to Bikur Cholim van.

  • kathy says:

    Look in the lake. Sad to say it but it is always a possiblility with the elderly.
    One of my neighbors here fell in the lake several times and he was an elderly man too.
    My prayers to him and his family in the search

  • Askan Wannabe says:

    Everyone who is able to go help search should do so asap!!!!!!! Let’s go everyone!!!!! Are the rabbonim urging people to go search!?

  • Joe says:

    LPD + Sheriffs dep. using K9 dog and Chaveirim using bikes covered the whole lake area including all slopes.

  • a lover says:

    last seen in gelbsteins bakery

  • Mekubal says:

    He is in NY collecting

  • yudel says:

    where does he live?

  • rhonda goldstein says:

    Any updates

  • broock stone says:

    Whats his name for tehiliym

  • Lkwder says:

    Kudos to the many many organizations that partook in the search.

    Big shout out to the following entities :
    Chaveirim LCSW, bikur cholim, misaskim, LPD, hatzalah, ocean county Sherrif dept, NJ transit police, Eleanor levovitz security, BSSP, WSSP, FSSP, CHSP.

  • concerned says:

    Its now 1045 PM are volunteers still needed? If someone of authority can please post a response I would appreciatr it so I can join the search. Thanks

  • Askan says:

    Your updates times don’t make sense!!

  • Marc levin says:

    Gd bless Lakewood police depth.for all their hard work.
    Hoidu lashem kitov ki loilam chasdo.

  • Lakewood Resident says:

    Thank you LPD, Chaverim and all the wonderful and dedicated volunteer organizations involved in the search!! You are truly amazing.

  • Anonymous says:

    Why didn’t he tell his wife he was going to New York? He would have saved everyone a lot of worry and trouble.

  • ck says:

    the update times only make sense depending on what time he actually did leave NY. just because he left home from new york when they posted it doesn’t mean he left at that exact time. the main thing is that he’s home and safe.

  • yasher koach says:

    Y was misaskims name not put in this article when they spent hrs assisting and brought their manpower to help in this search?!?

  • Anonymous says:

    As always lets not forget the Lakewood EMS Dept, for helping….

  • lior k. says:

    So nice to live in a town where Everyone works so well together

  • Sorry says:

    I was on the nj transit bus but did know he was lost I saw him

  • anonymous says:

    I was at the command and its unbelievable watching all lkwd orgs working together, hand-in-hand.

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