MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — The family of a special needs adult from Middletown who has been missing for nearly a month is asking for the public’s help to find him.
59-year-old Peter Recchia has been missing since October 3rd. There are reports of him being spotted several times since then in Hamden, Durham and New Haven.
His family says Recchia has never been violent and is asking people to keep an eye out for him in places like bus and train stations, and other places the homeless congregate.
“It has been exhausting, personally just to emotionally go through this process because my father, is a father that I care about so much. I have children. They do miss their pop pop so that’s very hard each day to tell them that I’m still looking. And they are hopeful, they are very good children,” said Bunny Rodriguez, his daughter.
The family says they have been seeing an outpouring of support and are operating under the assumption that Recchia is alive.
Reccia is around 5′ 11″, weighs 150 pounds, and was last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans and rectangular eyeglasses.
If you want to help with the search on Thursday morning, a group of volunteers are meeting at the corner of State and Ferry Streets at 11 a.m.
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