Case #: I-20-13283
Ruben Wilson was last seen on May 27, 2020. He was last seen in the area of Palisades Avenue and Teaneck Road in Englewood, Bergen county New Jersey. He is a black male, 68 years old, 6 feet tall, around 240 lbs, with brown eyes. He has no hair on the top of his head, but his facial hair is gray. He was last seen wearing burgundy colored pants and a NY Yankees cap. His date of birth is listed as 7/26/1951.
Ruben suffers from Dementia, and according to family, he had wandered off multiple times before. He was once discovered in Englewood Cliffs with his dog. Another time, when Ruben had a vehicle, police found him in Wall Township, 67 miles away from his home. On the day he disappeared, Ruben left home early in the morning. He did not wake his son, Shalom Kennedy. It was a routine that he and Shalom would get up every morning at 8:30 to get coffee. But on this day, Shalom got up at 6:30, and his father was gone. At first, he figured his father had gone to the local 7-Eleven for coffee by himself, but the store employee had not seen him.
During dissociative episodes, Ruben always talked about needing to go to work. There is a theory that he may have found his way to Paterson, where he used to work at the Department of Transportation for 30 years. His son believes he may have mixed up with the city’s homeless population. Another theory is that Ruben may have gotten on a bus or convinced someone to give him a ride to North Carolina, where he grew up.
If you have any further information, please contact the City of Englewood Police Department Detective Bureau at 201-568-4875.