MCSO looking for missing Penfield veteran

Penfield, N.Y. – Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies are searching for a missing Penfield veteran and they’re asking the public for help. Nicholas Ascione was last seen on Aug. 1 heading to his Door Dash shift.

This is certainly a tough time for close family and friends, who are worried sick about Nicholas. His family said he has a disability and has struggled with PTSD in the past.

He’s been living at a support home for veterans in Penfield, called the Nucor House. The program manager there filed a missing person’s report and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

Nicholas’s son, also named Nicholas Ascione, isn’t local, so he’s been doing everything to spread the word on social media.

He said he’s always been close with his father and never thought he’d go missing like this. One thing he’s been doing, is sharing pics of his father’s car, a blueish gray Ford Bronco Sport.

He’s hoping to find his father soon as he’s been dealing with some health issues that require surgery.

“It’s incredibly frustrating for sure, mentally exhausting. I have to constantly keep up with the situation, stay engaged with your own responsibilities in life, in the background, you constantly have that thought, you know where is he, what’s going on, so yeah it’s stressful,” said the younger Ascione. “Basically anyone this story reaches, just continue to share this story, keep your eyes peeled, for his vehicle, him, anyone driving his vehicle, whether its him or anyone.”

He said a McDonald’s employee on Monroe Avenue reported seeing what he thought was Nicholas’s car. This is unconfirmed and still under investigation, but the sheriff’s office is reviewing security footage. Other than that, he says there’s no active leads.

At one point the family thought he might be with his camper in Sodus, but the campground confirmed that he hadn’t been there. There’s no indication he is currently in Sodus.