Missing autistic man in Broome County found


Update: Dylan Shoemaker has been located.  He is in good health.  The New York State Police thanks all the agencies and volunteers that assisted in the search and everyone that shared the message.  

KIRKWOOD, NY (WIVT) – New York State Police along with other agencies in Kirkwood are searching for a 20-year-old autistic man who has been missing since last night.

Dylan M. Shoemaker has autism and his family believes that he could be a danger to himself.

He was last seen leaving his residence on Pigeon Hill Road in the town of Fenton around 8:35 p.m. last night. He was wearing black camouflage pants, a red T-shirt and a black flannel.

NYSP Troopers, Broome County Sheriff’s Deputies, Forest Rangers, Park Police, Broome and Tioga Search and Rescue Teams, K9 units , a drone, Port Crane Fire Department agencies and volunteers were searching the area last night and continued their search early this morning.

Mr. Shoemaker is a white male, 6-foot-3 and weighs about 230 pounds.

If you see or know where Shoemaker is, you are requested to call 911 or the State Police Kirkwood barracks at (607) 775-1241.

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