Please Help Us Find Doug

September 12, 2009

Doug Lanterman has been missing since March 13, 2009 when he disappeared from the East Stroudsburg, PA area after boarding the wrong commuter bus from Manhattan to Panther Valley, NJ.┬áThere were various sightings of him that weekend but ultimately he was unable to be found. It is now believed that he has found his way back to Manhattan and has found shelter within the city’s network of homeless shelters.We believe that the major contributing factor in Doug’s disappearance stems from a recent diagnosis of bipolar disorder, a non-violent medical condition but one that can cause delusional symptoms.

Thankfully, there have been recent near-positive IDs made of Doug around Bellvue Hospital in Manhattan and we hope to find him soon.┬áHe is a friendly, outgoing, and approachable person who is often very talkative and his condition is non-violent. If you have any information that could help us find him please contact Doug’s father, Bruce Lanterman or send an email to

We appreciate and thank you for any help you can give in finding our son.