A Hamilton senior who went missing Monday afternoon has been found by police.
Members of the Hamilton Police K9 Unit located 93-year-old Romeo Marinilli shortly after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police say he was suffering from hypothermia and was transported to hospital.
“Hamilton Police K-9 unit was searching the train tracks by Kenilworth Avenue North, when our K-9 unit picked up a scent,” said Hamilton police in a news release. “The dog lead the search unit to Romeo who was concealed by bushes close to the train tracks.”
Marinilli was reported missing after he left his home to go for a walk. His daughter told CHCH News that her father may have sat down to take a rest and become disoriented. He was last seen in the area of Robins and Hope avenues.
Hamilton police and Marinilli’s family were concerned for his well-being because he does not speak English and has poor hearing.
Police are thanking the public for their efforts and concerns in the investigation.
Romeo Marinilli is currently missing and police seek public assistance in locating him. Please call police immediately if you see him.
On Monday, March19, 2018, shortly after 2:30 p.m. Romeo Marinilli, 92- years-of-age, left his residence unannounced. He is described as male white, standing five feet tall. He was last seen wearing black corduroy pants, a black “Bomber Style” jacket without a hood, light brown plaid “flat hat”, long sleeved green t-shirt, Adidas light blue sneakers with yellow stripes and white laces. He uses a wooden cane as his mobility is limited. Mr. Marinilli is deaf, does not use hearing aids and suffers from angina.
Hamilton Police and his family are concerned for his well-being. If you come in contact with Mr Mariniil please secure him and contact 911immediately or the Division two Staff Sergeant by calling 905-546-2963.