"A lot of grown-ups decide they want to disappear for a little bit,” a professor told the paper. Rubin's family has hired a private detective, who's currently focusing his efforts on Coney Island thanks to an anonymous tip, after coming up empty at local shelters and Occupy Wall Street.
Rubin is an insulin-dependent diabetic. "With diabetics," Rubin's sister explained to the Ditmas Park Blog, "if your blood-sugar gets to a certain level and it’s not maintained or taken care of, you can forget who you are, you can forget you’re a diabetic, you can go into organ failure. That is at the center of our concerns, and that’s why the hospitals are such an important part of our search." There's a $5,000 reward from his family.