UPDATE: Missing Port Jeff Man Found Dead

Daniel Schechter, 47, had last been seen Tuesday morning.
Daniel Schechter, 47, had last been seen Tuesday morning.

Wednesday 11 p.m. update: Schechter was found dead on Slide Mountain in Shandaken, N.Y. by New York State Police, according to Suffolk Police. State Police are investigating the death. 

Original story:

A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing Port Jefferson man who police say may be suicidal.

Daniel Schechter, 47, was last seen at his house at 105 Cooper Court Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., police said. He left in a black 2013 Ford Explorer with New York license plates bearing the number GFF 4095.  

His AT&T cell phone was turned off in the area of Woodstock, N.Y. Tuesday at 12:01 p.m.

He is described as 5-foot-11, 195 pounds and has brown eyes and short gray hair. He was wearing black shoes, black slacks and a light green dress shirt.

Anyone with information about his location is requested to contact Sixth Squad detectives at 631-854-8652 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

Mels Ditties April 24, 2014 at 08:05 AM
So very sad to see this update.... My sympathies to his family & friends....
Karen E Greiner April 24, 2014 at 04:22 PM
Slide Mountain ? I only hope he didn't jump from the top ! You can't imagine it unless you've been there ! May he rest in peace. That's very sad. He must not have felt anyone could help him. My heart goes out to his family.
Caryn Wichern-Fusaro April 25, 2014 at 12:37 AM
My heart felt sympathies to his family and friends. May he rest in peace .
Herricks Group May 19, 2014 at 03:36 PM
We used to play AD&D in his basement. I wish he had tried to contact me.


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