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Man missing during DiNardo scare shows up at NYC hospital

Social media rumors had suggested Timothy Ceaser's disappearance was linked to the Bensalem man who faces trial in the slayings of four other young men.

Timothy Ceaser
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Timothy Ceaser, 22, who was reported missing in Croydon, Bucks County, in June, walked into a New York City hospital early Thursday, according to a private investigator working with the family.

Marc Bourne of the Know It All Intelligence Group said Ceaser's mother, Karen Gilbert, received a call Thursday morning from the hospital, which Bourne declined to name for privacy reasons. Her son was "a little confused, but alive and well," said Bourne. He said Ceaser's family went to New York to see him after getting the news.

Gilbert, of Northeast Philadelphia, could not be immediately reached Thursday. She previously said that on the morning of June 1, she dropped her son off at a 7-Eleven store at Bristol Pike and Neshaminy Road. After she briefly drove away, she said, she thought she saw him getting into another car and hadn't seen him since. Until Thursday, she and Ceaser's stepfather, William Gilbert, had been searching for him.

Ceaser grew up in the Northeast but had been living with an aunt in Glen Mills, his mother has said.

In mid-July, rumors swirled on social media suggesting a link between Ceaser's disappearance and the case of Cosmo DiNardo, who is charged with homicide in the deaths of four men whose bodies were found at DiNardo's parents' 90-acre Solebury Township farm.

Authorities and the Gilberts have said there was no evidence that Ceaser's disappearance was connected to DiNardo, 20, of Bensalem.

Bourne said Ceaser's mother was "very elated and very relieved" to learn that her son was alive.