Around 2 a.m. Friday morning, Sean Trainor, who had been missing from his family since last Saturday, was found walking around Downtown Brooklyn.
Tom Sackett, who posted Sean’s photo to his twitter and facebook, said that he received a text message from a friend in the 84th Precinct early Friday morning saying he had found Sean.
The Trainor family has had a rough time locating Sean, who is schizophrenic and has not been able to take his medication during the time he was lost.
He first went missing last Saturday after he never came back from his daily walk. He was found around 3:45 a.m. on Thursday and brought to Woodhull Hospital in Bed-Stuy, but was lost again when the hospital discharged him, despite requests from his sister to keep him there until she could pick him up.
The hospital thought he was homeless and sent him away with a bus pass and the address of a homeless shelter in Manhattan.
“The hospital is just out of control sometimes,” Sackett said. “People are just walking in, walking in, walking in and the hospital gets backlogged.”
Sean was then missing from 4 a.m. on Thursday to when he was found in Downtown Brooklyn around 2 a.m. on Friday.
Sackett got the text from his friend that Sean was found, and instead of being brought to a hospital, Sackett requested that Sean be brought to the 84th Precinct and detained there until his family could come pick him up.
Sackett said it appeared that Sean had not slept or showered when he was found.
The Glendale Civic Association Facebook page is filled with messages of relief from friends and community members.
“I am writing to inform everyone that Sean Trainor has been found,” wrote Colleen Cash-Klaar. “My husband and his sister Kerry Trainor are with him now. He’s on his way to get the proper help he needs. The Trainor family thanks everyone for their support and prayers. They finally have peace of mind.”