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Searchers Combing Thick Woodlands Looking For Missing Elderly Man in Chenango County

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Searchers continued combing the Town of German yesterday looking for a missing elderly man.

Over 60 volunteers, including firefighters from here in Cortland County, joined State Troopers and Forest Rangers in an effort to locate 81-year-old Alfred Turshman.

Turshman was last seen on Friday in Cincinnatus. he has some form of dementia and is believed to have wandered off.

Searchers focused on a three-mile area on Frye Road in the Town of German where Turshman lived. The area consists of dense woodlands and ponds.

Searchers are concerned that with the high heat and Turshman’s advanced age time may be running out to have a positive outcome to the search.

Anyone with information should call State Police at 607-561-7400.

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