Mon. Jan 17th, 2022

A 90-year-old Bronx man who was reported missing last month has been found dead, just a mile from his home, police said Saturday.

Ira Peterson was found lying “unconscious and unresponsive” inside Soundview Park in the Bronx Friday, police said

He was last seen Dec. 14 as he left his nearby residence on Underhill Avenue in the Soundview section, police said.

Ira Peterson
Peterson has been missing since December 14, 2021.

The 5-foot-6-inch, 170-pound Peterson was wearing dark pants, black sneakers and a jacket at the time.

EMS declared Peterson dead at the scene Friday, police said. No cause of death has been released, but the city’s forensic doctor will perform an autopsy.


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