Cohen, 53, posted a missing person’s flier on Facebook after actor and playwright Andy Neiman disappeared from the MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York, on May 21.
The poster says that Neiman, 48, is “a missing vulnerable adult” who has schizophrenia. He was last seen wearing green hospital scrubs and glasses. He is 5 feet 10 inches and weighs about 165 pounds. Both Cohen and Neiman went to the same camp, as well as the same high school.
“I’m praying for his safe return, along with a lot of folks in St Louis,” Cohen said.
A GoFundMe campaign was created in an effort to help discover Neiman, who is described on the page as a “brother, son, friend and father.”
Many write how Neiman “has a history of mental illness and may be suffering from psychosis.”
“While we believe Andy is still in the local area, family, friends, search parties and police have been looking for 4 days and have not yet located him,” his loved ones wrote, adding how they are currently raising funds to hire a private investigator for the case.
Neiman has a 9-year-old daughter. In addition, he is a “wonderful, spiritual guy” his sister, Emily Abramson, shared with Page Six.
“He is incredibly quirky with deep passions for a variety of things, especially the performing arts and Shakespeare,” she said. “His mind is greatly analytical.”
She added, “One of his talents is transmuting his understanding of Shakespeare to people of every age.”
Anyone with information on Neiman’s disappearance is asking to call the New York Missing Persons Clearinghouse at 1-800-346-3543.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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