Retired police detective with dementia found

GERRITSEN BEACH, Brooklyn — Police have found the retired police detective who was missing from his Brooklyn home.

John Schnell, a retired police detective, was found safe after police reported him missing. 

John Schnell, 69, was reported missing after he did not return to his residence on Whitney Avenue in Gerritsen Beach after leaving Tuesday morning.

His daughter told PIX11  he left the residence and did not return home. She also said Schnell has dementia and is a diabetic.

Police reported Schnell was found safe Wednesday afternoon.

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