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  1. #1
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    Sep 2004

    NY - Holly Hughes, 7, Staten Island, 15 July 1981

    Holly Ann Hughes, 7, Missing since July 15, 1981 from Staten Island, NY

    Holly Ann Hughes
    Missing since July 15, 1981 from Staten Island, New York.
    Classification: Non-Family Abduction

    Vital Statistics

    Date Of Birth: January 23, 1974
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 7 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'0; 50 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; blue eyes. Hughes has a fair complexion.
    Clothing: Beige bathing suit; blue shorts and beige / brown shoes.

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Hughes was last seen in the vicinity of Richmond Terrace and Park Avenue in Staten Island, New York at approximately 21.30 on July 15, 1981. Her mother sent her to purchase soap at a nearby deli at the time. She has never been seen again.

    Andre Rand, a convicted New York murderer and child sex offender, was charged in 2001 with kidnapping Holly Ann. Authorities determined that Rand's aunt lived in the same Port Richmond apartment building where Hughes' family resided in 1981. He reportedly visited his aunt at the complex the day of Hughes' disappearance.

    Rand is serving a 25-years-to-life sentence in the 1987 kidnapping of Jennifer Schweiger, a 12-year-old with Down's syndrome. He was also convicted in 1970 of raping a 9-year-old.

    On October 19, 2004, a Staten Island jury convicted Andre Rand of first-degree kidnapping in connection with the abduction of Hughes.


    If you have any information concerning Hughes' case, please contact:

    New York City Police Department
    Missing Persons Squad

    Agency Case Number: KNMP00005

    NCMEC #: NCMC601770

    NCIC Number: M-072555232

    Source Information:

    New York City Police Department
    New York Post On-Line
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    Staten Island Advance
    Florida Missing Children Information Clearinghouse
    NamUsThe Doe Network: Case File 136DFNY


    Last edited by Richard; 03-31-2012 at 10:24 AM. Reason: spacing

  2. #2
    Etan Patz is Not Alone: 15 Missing Child Cases in NYC Remain Unsolved

  3. #3
    Happy ending in Ohio gives loved ones of missing Staten Islanders reason to believe


    According to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services the number of children (under the age of 18) reported missing in New York City and New York State in 2012 were 8,101 and 21,656 respectively.


    Holly Ann Hughes, 7, disappeared in 1981 from Port Richmond. Rand was convicted of her abduction in October, 2004. Her remains still have not been found.

    More: http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf...gives_lov.html

  4. #4
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    May 2010
    Black Hills
    There is an interesting documentary called 'Cropsey' that follows the disappearances of Holly, Jennifer Schweiger and other missing children on Staten Island. Andre Rand is the common denominator in these disappearances and the film addresses his part in the cases. This award winning documentary, written by Joshua Zeman and directed by Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio, is available on Youtube. I watched it on Hulu Plus.


    Holly's brothers, Sean Hughes and Edward Armstrong, both NYPD Detectives, have continued the search for Holly's remains to this day.


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  5. #5
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    Oct 2014
    36 years later, the whereabouts of missing Holly Ann Hughes remains a mystery

    Seven-year-old Holly Ann Hughes was last seen around 9:30 p.m. July 15, 1981, near Richmond Terrace and Park Avenue, when her mother sent her to the Port Richmond Deli to buy a bar of soap.

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