Missing Vulnerable Adult from Colonie

One can't even imagine the sheer horror of realizing that your child has gone missing. A mom in Colonie is experiencing this right now with her 23-year-old son, considered a vulnerable adult, and last seen on Thursday in Connecticut.

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According to the Colonie Police, they are seeking the public's assistance in locating Gary Washburn, and have asked residents to contact the department if they have any information or have seen Mr. Washburn.

Police believe that Washburn, who is autistic, might be suicidal and in need of medical attention. Below is some of the latest info that police and family have released so far - anyone with info is asked to call the Colonie Police.

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Anyone with information regarding Washburn’s whereabouts is asked to call 1-800-346-3543 Photo: Colonie Police
  • Name: Gary L Washburn
  • Age: 23
  • Height: 6 ' 3 "
  • Weight: 220 Lbs
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Police say Washburn was last seen wearing a navy blue hooded sweatshirt, dark sweatpants, and white sneakers.

"The Colonie Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating this missing person.  Mr. Washburn lives in Colonie, but may have possibly traveled to the Connecticut area. Mr. Washburn may be in need of medical attention or other services." Colonie Police Dept


Have You Seen Him?

A Facebook post shared by Gary's mom claims that Gary was last seen in Canaan Connecticut on January 25th and that he was driving a grey 2007 Saab, that may be towing a dolly.

Brian Cody
This is similar to the Saab that Washburn was last seen driving. The 23-year-old was last seen on January 25th in CT. Anyone with information regarding Washburn’s whereabouts is asked to call 1-800-346-3543


One of Trish Washburn's Facebook posts claims that while he was last seen in Canaan CT, he could also be near Cornwall, CT which is just 10 miles away.

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