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Missing Plymouth man found dead after multi-day search, police say

Rodney Riviello, 69, of Plymouth, was found dead Saturday afternoon, Plymouth police said.

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A 69-year-old man who was reported missing earlier this week has been found dead after a four-day search involving dozens of police officers in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Police said Saturday that Rodney Riviello's body had been located outdoors in Plymouth following an extensive search for him after he was first reported missing on Tuesday.



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"The members of the Plymouth Police Department and Plymouth Fire Department offer their sincere condolences to Mr. Riviello's family and loved ones," police said in their update Saturday.

Police also thanked everyone who assisted in the department's search efforts and asked everyone to respect the family's wishes for privacy.

Further information is not available at this time but there will be an update in the coming days, police added.

Police had issued a Silver Alert for Riviello, of Plymouth, saying he was last seen at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday and he was believed to be on foot headed towards Jabez Corner. Investigators also said at the time that Riviello was known to suffer from serious memory impairment.

The search for Riviello had extended out five miles from the hospital on Sandwich Road, covering most villages of Plymouth. Residents were asked to thoroughly check their properties, as well as their Ring and CCTV cameras.

A $5,000 reward was offered for information leading to the safe return of Riviello, who lived in Manomet and had connections to Boxborough and Provincetown, as well as Clyde and Brooklyn, New York. Police had said they had staff dedicated in the efforts of obtaining credible information that could be used to find him. There was no word Saturday how police ended up locating Riviello's body.

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