Dover Plains man went missing from psych center 27 years ago – New York News

Dover Plains man went missing from psych center 27 years ago – New York News


New York State Police Troop K continue to investigate cold cases throughout Dutchess County. Abbott Brant/Poughkeepsie Journal

In 1989, Louis Reyes went missing from the Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center.

Twenty-seven years later, state police are still seeking answers about the disappearance of the then-23-year-old Dover Plains man.

Reyes was reported missing from the former psychiatric center in Wingdale on Nov. 11, 1989. He is one of 14 individuals since 1973 who have been reported as missing from Dutchess County and are still missing, according to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System.

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Reyes, who would be 51 years old, was last seen at the center the day before, on Nov. 10, wearing a blue or gray sweatshirt and jeans. According to Journal archives, when the staff went to his room that evening he was not there, and it had been two hours since anyone had seen him around dinnertime. 

In November 1989, Reyes stood 5-foot-6, weighed 152 pounds, and had brown eyes and brown hair. A voluntary patient at the facility, Reyes had a mental disability and could not care for himself, according to Journal archives.

In a 2013 interview with the Journal, police said Reyes was known to wonder across the center’s large campus. Ten days before his disappearance,…

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