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Brockton: Business Owner Credited with Locating Missing Elderly Man

City officials say a Brockton business owner helped to locate 77-year-old resident Jose Monteiro on Thursday. Monteiro, who has a hard time walking due to Parkinson s and has dementia, was last seen Tuesday afternoon at around 1:30pm on the East side of Brockton. Mayor Bill Carpenter told WATD that the missing elderly Cape Verdean man was located some 46 hours after he disappeared.

A State Police helicopter, Brockton Police, Plymouth County Sheriffs Department and Massachusetts Environmental Police and K9 units scoured the area near Massasoit Community College, Lambert s Plaza and the wooded areas on the Brockton/Whitman line.

Members of Brockon s CERT team also began canvasing the area and handing out fliers with info about the missing elderly man.

Jon Weiner, owner of Center Street Auto says he searched the woods behind his building at around 11am Thursday after receiving a missing persons flier that provided a description of Monteiro.

I thought to myself, what if it was my father who was missing, so I started looking behind the shop, said Weiner.

While looking around he heard what sounded like some mumbling. He continued to listen and heard the same sound again. Weiner says that when he ventured further into the woods and found Monteiro.

Steve Hooke, director of Brockton s Emergency Management Agency was one of the first ones on the scene when Monteiro was found.

He was joined by an Environmental Police officer, as they provided care for the man, who was some 400-500 yards in the woods behind the business, until EMTs arrived on the scene. Rescuers had to use ATVs to move Monteiro to safety. The location where the man was found was less than a mile from his home which was on Crescent Street.

Monteiro was transported by Brewster Ambulance to the Brockton Hospital where he is listed in fair condition.

He s been admitted and it appears that he will spend the night in the hospital.

Brockton: Business Owner Credited With Locating Missing Elderly Man

Jose Monteiro, 77, who went missing on Tuesday afternoon.

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