NYPD: Handicapped W’burg man home safe

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An elderly Williamsburg man who suffers from dementia and vanished on Sunday had been found as of early Tuesday morning, police said.

The family of Epifanio Esquilin, 80, who lives on S. First Street between Driggs Avenue and Roebling Street, last saw him at home at 11 am on Sunday afternoon, cops said, and officers announced at 2:26 this morning that he was home safe.

Esquilin’s relatives told officers that he has disappeared before, but that they did not report it. Last time, he returned the same day, according to the authorities.

Reach reporter Danielle Furfaro at or by calling (718) 260-2511. Follow her at
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018: Updated to reflect that Esquilin has been found.
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