AceShowbiz - Andy Cohen is praying for his missing friend Andy Neiman's "safe return." The TV personality has made use of his social media account to plead for help to find his former schoolmate, who has been missing for almost two weeks.
"Andy is younger than me, but we went to the same camp - Nebagamon in Wisconsin - and the same high school," Cohen told Page Six of his childhood friend. Keeping his hope alive that his friend will return safe, he added, "I'm praying for his safe return, along with a lot of folks in St Louis."
Cohen first brought awareness to the case by posting Neiman's missing poster on his Facebook page. Along with a picture of Neiman, the poster listed that the 48-year-old, who Page Six said is as an actor and playwright, was missing from Poughkeepsie, New York since May 21. He is described as 5'10" tall and weighs at 165 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes.
Additional note on the poster read, "Andrew is a missing vulnerable adult with schizophrenia and may be in need of medical attention. He was last seen wearing green hospital scrubs and may be wearing glasses. Andrew is believed to be in the local area."
Neiman, who has bipolar disorder, was last seen leaving the MidHudson Regional Hospital at approximately 9:00 P.M. on Friday, May 21. He was described by authorities as wearing "blue/green scrub shirt and scrub pants, no shoes and socks."
He is believed to be not carrying any money or a cellphone at the time. His younger sister Emily Abramson told Page Six that her brother had experienced a psychotic break while staying with her family in High Falls, Ulster County.
A GoFundMe page has been launched by his family to fund the search for Neiman. According to an update shared to the fundraiser on May 27, a private investigator was hired to help lead the search.
"Unfortunately, leads to date have not materialized locating Andy," the page shared in the update. "While we are disappointed, we remain undeterred. We have increased our GoFundMe goal in this critical time to find Andy and are redoubling efforts to hire additional private investigators, fly drones, advertise, pound the pavement, and search the woods, parks, and waters where Andy may be."
Those with information regarding Neiman's whereabouts are asked to contact the Poughkeepsie Police Department or the hotline 845 687 3066.