Police released this photo of Felix Alexander, 40, a resident of a Riverhead group home who left the facility on Thursday afternoon and hasn't returned. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 631-727-4500.

Updated – March 9 at 4:15 p.m.: Felix Alexander was located in the New York City area in good health and without further incident, Riverhead Police said in a press release this afternoon.

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The Riverhead Police Department is requesting the public’s help in locating Felix Alexander, a resident of a West Main Street group home who has been missing since Thursday afternoon.

Alexander is described by police as a 40-year old Black male, 5′-11″ tall, weighing 170 pounds, with a dark complexion, brown eyes, short black hair and beard.  No clothing description was given to police, according to a press release issued Saturday.  

Alexander is a resident of the Concern For Independent Living facility located at 260 West Main Street, Riverhead, police said. He left the facility at approximately 12 noon on Feb. 23, according to the release.

Alexander has schizophrenia, has previously left the facility on his own and been reported missing but is not believed to be a danger to himself or others, police said.  No foul play is suspected, they said.

He is known to use the Long Island Railroad to travel to Manhattan and has been located at shelters within the New York City area in the past. He has also returned to the Concern For Independent Living facility on his own in the past, police said.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Alexander is asked to contact the Riverhead Police Department at (631)727-4500. 

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