Donald Grim ** Greece, New York * October 24, 2011 * Located Deceased :(

Search continues for missing Greece man

By Melissa Daniels, staff writer
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Posted Oct 25, 2011 @ 11:33 AM

At least 10 local and state agencies are searching this morning for a missing Greece man who was last seen around 9 a.m. on Monday.

Donald Grim, 76, who lives with relatives on North Drive, would typically go for a walk every morning in the Edgemere neighborhood, would typically park his car out by Long Pond Road, but yesterday morning, he left on foot and didn't return.

Grim has white beard and mustache, blue eyes and brown hair.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black hat and gloves, and carrying a walking stick.

Cpt. Steve Chatterton of the Greece Police Department said the search was suspended around midnight last night, then resumed this morning, after police were notified of Grim's disappearance around 8 p.m.

Today, the search party includes officers from the New York State Police, the New York State Park Police, Lakeshore Fire Department, Hilton Fire Department, North Greece Fire Department, Border Patrol, Greece Special Police, Massasauga Search and Rescue, and the U.S. Coast Guard.

The search is primarily taking place along the trails by Long Pond Road in north Greece, using ATVs and a GPS mapping system to keep track of searched grounds. Chatterton said Border Patrol has employed the use of a helicopter, which was seen hovering the Edgemere neighborhood around 11 a.m.

The headquarters is the Lakeshore Fire Department.

Earlier police believed Grim may have a handgun on him, but Chatterton says police have eliminated that possibility.

Cases of the elderly who have gone missing prompted state legislation earlier this year that was enacetd by Gov. Andrew Cuomo yesterday. Created to focus on those who have cognitive impairments, the Missing Adults Alert System uses the same resources as the Amber Alert for missing children, and issues a statewide notification that includes distribution of posters, a toll-free twenty-four hour hotline, and partnerships with local broadcasters for quick dissemination of information.

According to state data, 95 percent of people who go missing because they suffer from a cognitive impairment are found within a quarter mile from their home or the place where they were last seen.

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Technology Helping In Search For Missing Man

Reported by: Sean Carroll Email:

Print Story Published: 5:55 pm Share Updated: 6:15 pm
Greece, N.Y. - Police will develop a new plan of action on Thursday morning after nothing turned up during an extensive search for Donald Grim on Wednesday.

Grim, 76, was last seen around 9 a.m. Monday in the area of Lowden Point and Edgemere Drive. He went for a walk and never returned to his home. He was wearing blue jeans, a black knit hat, black gloves, and was carrying a walking stick.

Police searched neighborhoods, ponds, and densely wooded areas all day Tuesday and Wednesday. A helicopter was also used to search over land and water.

With each search team was a GPS unit that recorded the exact areas where members of each team searched. That GPS information is then brought back to the command center where Monroe County's G.I.S. (Geographic Information System) Operations team enters into their computer system. The result is a detailed map of the search grids and where crews have already been.

"The yellow boundaries are the actual search blocks and then those are the track logs from the actual GPS units that people are walking around with," Scott McCarty, Monroe County's GIS Operations Manager explained while pointing out spots on a map. "We've had the truck for about three or four years now and we've actually become a partner with public safety for probably the last couple of years."

Greece police Captain Steve Chatterton said that crews completed searches in nearly 100 percent of the areas they had hoped to by nightfall on Wednesday. Thursday morning a new approach will be announced after organizers discuss what they've already learned.

Grim's family said Tuesday that he has a blood disorder which makes it difficult for him to tolerate cold temperatures. Police said Wednesday they're also worried about his mental state.

"It hits him fast to be out there this long; if he's out there it's affected him," said Donald's brother John Grim.

His brother and sister-in-law Cheryl Grim said they hoped he would have returned on Monday, but once it got dark they reported him missing.

John Grim said lately his brother has gotten confused.

Donald Grim's dog sat in the front yard Tuesday, waiting for him to come home. John Grim said his brother spent everyday walking his dog.

If you see Grim, please call 911.
By Melissa Daniels, staff writer
Donald Grim still not found in Greece

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Posted Oct 26, 2011 @ 07:30 PM

Greece, N.Y. —
Greece police and around 15 different local and state law enforcement agencies searched until dark on Wednesday with no trace of Donald Grim, who went missing following a morning walk on Monday.

Police say there are no other developments and he has not been located.

Searches have covered the Edgemere Drive neighborhood, and the park on Long Pond Road north of the parkway, with a crew of around 50 to 60 people searching.

Grim typically goes for a walk every morning in the Edgemere neighborhood, according to police, and he would typically park his car out by Long Pond Road, but Monday morning, he left on foot and didn't return.

A decision will be made on Thursday morning on the next plan of action, or if the search should be continued, according to a statement from the Greece Police Department.

Those involved in the search included crews from Greece Special Police, Lake Shore Fire Department, New York State Police, U.S. Coast Guard, ENCON, Hilton, Walker and Spencerport fire departments, Office of Emergency Communication, Massassaga Search and Rescue and Greece Volunteer Ambulance.
Body found off Edgemere Drive in Greece

By Melissa Daniels, staff writer
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Posted Oct 30, 2011 @ 02:55 PM

Greece, N.Y. —
A body was found on Edgemere Drive this afternoon that matches the general description of Donald Grim, a man who went missing last Monday following a morning walk.

Police say the body was found by two fisherman on the shoreline of Edgemere Drive between Lowden Point Road and Wake Drive under a tree.

The Monroe County Medical Examiners Office responded to the scene and took custody of the body for identification purposes.

There is nothing suspicious at this point and the family of Grim have been notified.

Check back for further updates as they become available.
NOVEMBER 1, 2011, 11:39 A.M. ET
Body found in western NY is that of missing man

GREECE, N.Y. — Authorities say the body found on the shore of a pond in western New York is that of a man who went missing last week.

Police in the town of Greece tell local media there's no suspicion of foul play in the death of 76-year-old Donald Grim. They didn't release information Tuesday about how he died.

Two fishermen discovered the body Sunday afternoon in heavy brush beneath a tree in the Rochester suburb.

More than 75 people and 15 agencies participated in a search a week ago after Grim didn't return from a morning walk.



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