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Missing Resident From Rutherford Assisted Living Facility Found In Philly

If you see Thomas Straus, please dial 911 immediately or call Rutherford PD: (201) 939-6000.
If you see Thomas Straus, please dial 911 immediately or call Rutherford PD: (201) 939-6000. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Rutherford PD

A man who went missing from a Rutherford assisted living facility turned up more than 100 miles away -- in Philadelphia -- and was due to be returned after a medical checkup, police said Tuesday.

Thomas Straus, 44, who was carrying cash when he went missing on Friday, "may have hopped on a bus in Hackensack and wound up in a facility where he was previously housed many years ago," Capt. Patrick Feliciano told Daily Voice.

Rutherford Police Sgt. Kevin Scannell contacted the 14th Precinct in Philadelphia, which dispatched Officer Alfonzo Brown to the Spears Personal Care Home on West Harvey Street in the Germantown section, where Straus was located around 1 p.m. Tuesday, the captain said.

Straus, who'd contacted his brother, hadn't been heard from since he failed to get on a bus back to Rutherford from CBH Care on Salem Street in Hackensack, Feliciano said.

Once he receives medical clearance, Straus will be returned home, he said.

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