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Popular talk show host Andy Cohen is praying for the “safe return” of a missing former high school classmate.
Andrew Neiman, 48, was last seen around 9 p.m. on May 21 walking out of a Poughkeepsie hospital, according to a statement from the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department.
Cohen, the host of Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live," posted a missing person’s flyer for Neiman on his Facebook page several days after he disappeared and told E! News he had a personal connection to the missing man.
“Andy is younger than me, but we went to the same camp—Nebagamon in Wisconsin—and the same high school,” Cohen said. “I’m praying for his safe return, along with a lot of folks in St. Louis.”
Authorities from the NYS Missing Persons Clearinghouse said in the missing persons flyer that Neiman is considered a “vulnerable adult with schizophrenia and may be in need of medical attention.”
Police said Neiman was seen leaving MidHudson Regional Hospital on May 21 wearing blue/green hospital scrubs and socks.
His sister, Emily Abramson, told Page Six that before her older brother disappeared, he had a psychotic break while he was staying with her family in High Falls, Ulster County.
She described Neiman, who is the father of a 9-year-old girl, as “wonderful” and “spiritual.”
“He is incredibly quirky with deep passions for a variety of things, especially the performing arts and Shakespeare,” she said. “His mind is greatly analytical.”
The 48-year-old is described as being as unshaven white male, 5’10” tall, and weighing 160 pounds.
Authorities are asking anyone with information about his current whereabouts to contact Det. Brad Cookinham at 845-485-3670 or BCookinham@townofpoughkeepsie-ny.gov.
Oxygen.com reached out to Cookinham to find out whether there had been any recent developments in the case, but did not receive an immediate response.
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