Cops: Vacationer Went Missing in Montauk

George Richardson (Photo credit: East Hampton Town Police Department)

Police are investigating the disappearance of a vacationer who went missing in Montauk the day he and his family were expected to check out of a local motel, East Hampton Town police said.

The missing man, 50-year-old George Richardson, was last seen during the early morning hours of Aug. 28, police said. Richardson was staying with his family at Hartman’s Briney Breezes Motel located on Old Montauk Highway, and was reported missing around 10 a.m. Tuesday.


“The family was out here for the weekend, they were due to check out that morning and he didn’t return,” said Detective Sgt. Robert Gurney of the East Hampton Town Police Department.

At this time there’s no known reason for Richardson’s disappearance, Gurney said, but police are looking into all possibilities.

Police have been releasing his picture to the public hoping to “stir up information,” Gurney added, and are also constantly patrolling nearby beaches. He said the department has already received a number of phone calls from the public and investigators are tracking down all leads.

“We’re moving the best we can in all different directions,” he added.

Gurney noted that one of Richardson’s morning routines was to walk the beach. The motel where the family was staying is located near a few beach entrances, he said.

Richardson is described as a white male, 5-foot-6, 150-lbs, with short gray hair. He wears reading glasses and was last seen wearing running shoes and an orange hat. Richardson also has small scar on his chin.

Police wouldn’t say where he’s from. They would only confirm that he lives in the Northeast.

Anyone with information regarding his disappearance is asked to call police at 631-537-7575 or email

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