Desperate Search for 20 Year Old Man with Autism

Brian Gewirtz Missing Poster (2)The search is on for a Brooklyn resident who disappeared from his home and into the freezing temperatures on February 17th.

Brian Gewirtz was last seen by his parents, Kathleen and Steven Gewirtz, on the couch of their Marine Park home more than two weeks ago before they left for work. His family is desperate to find him as Brian is both autistic and has Type 2 diabetes which requires medicine.

His parents say that Brian had argued with them the night before he disappeared about taking his medicine for diabetes and had yearned for more independence. He was last seen around 9:30 a.m. on Coleman Street and Quentin Road in Brooklyn.

Brian is 20 years old, 5’4″, has brown hair, brown eyes, and a brown beard. He was last seen wearing a black hooded jacket, blue jeans, maroon and gray striped sweater, and tan work boots.

The family has created a Facebook page called Find Brian Gewirtz and an email: that people can use to send in any leads if they believe they have seen Brian.

Anyone with information on Brian’s whereabouts is asked to reach out to NYPD Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS or submit tips to, or text-message tips to 2474637 (then enter “TIP577”) or to call 911.

His family advised that if anyone is to approach Brian, that they use a normal tone of voice as he is shy.