A missing young man has been found safe. On the afternoon of Sunday, January 7, 20-year-old Joseph Regassa went missing from Arverne.
Described as a high-functioning autistic male, a search was underway not long after he left his home. Friends, neighbors, the 100th Precinct, the Rockaway Nassau Safety Patrol and members of Councilwoman Selvena Brooks-Powers’ office teamed up in search of Joseph through the night. By the morning of January 8, Joseph had been found safe and was reunited with his family.
“Thank you to everyone that went above & beyond looking for Joseph. Joseph is now back with his family, safe and sound. It’s amazing what we can accomplish when we work together as a community,” the 100th Precinct shared along with a photo of Joseph with his family.