“There’s nothing to hide.”
The Long Islanders, who live in a small island community in southern New York state, are the only U.S. state that doesn’t have a long-standing long-distance network of police stations, fire stations, hospitals and other facilities for dealing with the spread of coronavirus.
That lack of infrastructure has left the community reeling.
For years, the islanders have been searching for a man who has gone missing in the area for nearly a decade.
They say they have been unable to trace him.
Now, the community is looking for answers.
The man, who they believe is in his late 60s, has been missing for years, and was last seen in the Nassau County borough of Hempstead in February 2016.
His family said he was last heard from on Feb. 24, 2016, in the village of Toms River.
He was last spotted wearing a dark gray coat, a blue and white striped shirt, and gray sweatpants.
A Long Island man who was last sighted wearing a gray coat and blue pants in Hempstead, N.Y. in 2016, has disappeared.
(Photo: Special to the Press Democrat-Herald via AP)Long Island Police Lt.
Mark Kelly said he hasn’t been able to confirm that the missing man is the same man who went missing in Hempsted, but has not ruled him out as the missing person.
“The only thing we know is that there’s been no trace of him since Feb. 14, 2016,” Kelly said.
“He’s a man that is a registered nurse.
He’s had a job since he was in his mid-20s.
He has not left his house since March 2016.”
The Nassau Police Department said they received a call in March from a man claiming to be the missing patient and his wife.
The woman, who had been missing since December, told police that she and her husband had been in a car crash the previous day, and were in the process of getting a new license plate number.
Kelly said police also received a report from the woman that she had been seen with a blue, dark jacket.
The Nassaus County Medical Examiner’s Office said it has been notified of the death and the case is being treated as suspicious.
In March, the Nassaus Sheriff’s Office released photos of the man’s bloodied face.
The photos showed he had a red streak on his left cheek, his right eye was bloodied and a large cut in his left palm.
A New York State Police sergeant said the man in the photos is not the missing husband.
The sergeant also said there is no reason to believe the man has been in the community since March, but said the investigation is still ongoing.
The woman has not been charged, and the Nassays County Prosecutor’s Office has not commented.
The case is the latest example of how long-term missing people can remain undetected in the communities where they live, said Robert D. Pomeranz, a professor of public health at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
The missing person in Hempstood, for example, was found in December.
He had been living in the same house as the man who is missing, but had moved out two months earlier.
The town has had several instances in the past year where people who have been missing were not seen for several days.
In 2017, the town had an incident where a woman went missing from her home.
The missing person was found on March 7 and was wearing a black, long-sleeved jacket.
Police said she had previously been missing from the same building, but that they were not able to locate her.