Missing for eight days, elderly man found alive by authorities, has since passed away

NORWICH – After seeking the public’s help to locate a missing elderly man who had been reported missing on August 15, the New York State Police announced the man was located at approximately 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 22.

“The search for the missing elderly man from the Town of German has been successful in locating him alive. Alfred H. Turshman was found in a wooded area one mile from his home, conscious, and in fair condition. He has been transported to a medical facility with hypothermia but no major injuries,” read a press release from the New York State Police.

Alfred H. Turshman, 81, of the Town of German was reported missing from his home by family members on August 15. Turshman was last seen on August 14 at approximately 1 p.m., in the Hamlet of Cincinnatus. According to a Facebook post from a family member, Turshman was allegedly last seen at the NBT Bank in Cincinnatus.

“It has been a whole week since our Papa, Alfred Turshman has been seen. There still isn't any news on his whereabouts. Growing up I always knew Papa was a great man, well liked, respected. I didn't know the half of it until now. I am so proud to be his granddaughter,” read a Facebook post from his granddaughter, Danielle Turshman Raymond, on August 21.

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