View Full Version : NY NY - Kristine Kupka, 28, Brooklyn, 24 Oct 1998 - 5 mo. pregnant

11-27-2005, 05:05 PM
They are the lost souls of New York City.
Three thousand, eight hundred twenty-one people are listed as missing across the state. In the city alone, somebody vanishes every 83 minutes.

Many are found hours or days later. But others are never seen or heard from again.

The startling figures, compiled by the FBI's National Crime Information Center, include unsolved cases stretching back decades.

Scores of the missing are suspected murder victims while others are feared abducted.

Some are believed to have planned their own disappearance, and many others are children who have been whisked off by one of their parents without permission.

All have one thing in common: They cannot be found.

Camden Sylvia and her boyfriend left their downtown Manhattan apartment for an evening jog on Nov. 7, 1997. They never returned.

Camden Syliva, 36, and Michael Sullivan, 54, were known to have been having problems with the landlord of their Pearl St. loft at the time of their disappearance.

On July 15, 1977, Audrey got dressed and said she was walking one block to buy cigarettes. She never came back.

Audrey was a schizophrenic who had been hospitalized a number of times, though Nerenberg said she was medicated and capable of walking to the store alone.

Kristine Kupka, 28, was five months pregnant when she left her apartment in Kensington, Brooklyn, on Oct. 24, 1998.

She was last seen with the baby's father, one of her professors at Baruch College. He was married, had made it clear that he did not want the child - and remains a major suspect in her disappearance.

11-27-2005, 09:25 PM
WOW,, that is the first time i have ever heard about the supposed evidence- from gil alba- that kristine kupka "may have been buried in a queens garage"... i wonder how he found this out, and why he can't search the places he suspects?? surely there's got to be a way to do it. i hope they find out soon.

rudy needs to not get away with this.

08-25-2008, 01:36 PM

http://www.kristinekupka.com/ (run by her family)

http://www.kristinekupka.com/nymag.html (link to NY Magazine cover story on Kristine)

Pretty maddening that the last person who she is seen with - her MARRIED boyfriend who doesn't want to have a baby with her - is only questioned once by LE. Her disappearence got a lot of press when it happened. She was on the cover of NY Magazine and mentioned numerous times in the NYTimes.

08-25-2008, 11:43 PM
Oh my! I remember hearing/reading about this some years back. And it was never solved? How very sad for her family.

08-28-2008, 01:22 AM
Seems pretty obvious to me what happened to this gal. The married boyfriend didn't want this gal making problems for him so he got rid of her. Looks like he is going to get away with it too. LE is stupid if they can't see the hand writing on the wall.

12-13-2008, 09:37 PM
Kristine Kupka--the case touches my heart deeply as I once knew a woman who resembled her, hauntingly so, and I became aware of the Kupka case after our association ended. Yes, it does seem obvious, and the suspect, to make an unforgiveable pun, should confess and then drill himself.

12-14-2008, 01:21 PM
more info here

03-04-2010, 01:32 PM
NYPD are digging up a business formerly owned by the man who her family suspects in her disappearance...this is apparently taking place today, cadaver dogs have hit on scent for human remains...the shop now is owned or leased by someone who allowed police in, as opposed to POI's cousin, who would not...
this case may possibly come to a resolution soon, at least as far as Kristina's whereabouts...

03-04-2010, 02:04 PM
Here is a link (http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/dig_for_missing_qns_gal_sWRUwpJXZ53VKmTS0OlqvJ) to the story about digging up the basement of the shop. I hope for the families sake that they find Kristine.


03-04-2010, 11:50 PM
I don't get why NYPD could not have obtained a search warrant back then; a pregnant woman goes missing, her boyfriend refuses to cooperate w/police, IMO that should be enough. I hope LE has learned since then the obvious suspect is almost always the one they think it is. They might have saved more than a decade of agony for this family. I have no doubts that they are very close to finally findhing her remains tonight or tomorrow, when they could have done so ten years ago. It should be a point of law that if a woman goes missing (especially pregnant) that boyfriend doesn't get to say "no thanks" to cops when they come around to search. Very bad police work IMO, but always, better late than never.

Texas Mist
03-06-2010, 12:15 AM
I have seen Kristine's story numerous times on the true-crime shows...in fact, I watched one a week or so ago....I've *always* believed the creep b/f killed her.

I'm praying that the rest of Kristine's story will be told & her family doesn't have to wonder where she is any longer...I'm also praying that LE gets their man.

03-08-2010, 05:26 PM
Bones found by cops digging for body of missing pregnant college student Kristine Kupka not human's

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2010/03/08/2010-03-08_break_in_cold_case_cops_dig_for_body_of_missing _pregnant_college_student_kristin.html?r=ny_local&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nydnrss%2Fny_local+%28NY+Loca l%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo#ixzz0hcfJ1ZId

12-15-2010, 12:10 AM
Bumping for Kristine.. I just saw the latest update from earlier this year. So incredibly heartbreaking. WHY was this evil animal allowed to get away with this...? I still don't understand why the stupid, stupid judge refused to issue a warrant during all those years when Rudy's cousin had the store. Can someone explain this to me? They had PLENTY of evidence for a search. Whose side was the judge on, and why does the law end up protecting the criminals time and time again..? So at the beginning, the crucial window of opportunity passed- and then they had all those years to hide & destroy any evidence and now they got away scot-free.... Unbelievable. And now he's a practicing dentist in Tampa...??? Ughh, who would go to him anyway?
I really feel for Kathy and the rest of her family.... and good for them for doing their best to keep her story alive.
And then her Mom died of cancer last year w/o knowing what happened to her daughter.... :(