CA CA - Jonathan Ginsburg, 32, Albany, 7 Oct 1987

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    Jonathan Lewis Ginsburg
    Missing since October 7, 1987 from Albany, Alameda County, California.
    Classification: Missing


    Vital Statistics
    •Date Of Birth: May 10, 1955
    •Age at Time of Disappearance: 32 years old.
    •Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'8"; 135 lbs.
    •Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair; brown eyes.
    •Marks, Scars: Behavior disorder, pockmarks, and a scar on his forehead.
    •Other Identifiers: He often wears one or more hearing aids. Jon was deaf and had trouble understanding language, little cerebral palsy
    •AKA: John Ginsburg
    •Dentals: Not available


    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Ginsburg was last seen on October 7, 1987 at his home in Albany California.

    He spent much of his life going to facilities for the hearing-impaired in Los Angeles and St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated in 1972 from Redwood, then worked for the School of Outdoor Science and Conservation camp in Springville the summers of 1975 and 1976. He served as an intern in 1976-77 and 79-80. An art gallery for disabled adults has been named after him. The gallery is located in the 600 block of North Bridge Avenue in Visalia where Ginsburg was born.
    Using a combination of sign language and speaking, Jon Ginsburg demonstrated his talent for drama in classes at the Community Center, which was confounded by his mother in 1977.

    He majored in forestry at Kings River Community College in Reedley, but when he graduated he was disappointed to learn his disability would keep him from joining the Department of Forestry and fighting fires. After college, he worked at an eye-care product lab in Oakland. His interests were playing chess, drawing, running and reading.

    At the time of his disappearance he was despondent over a failed relationship.
    Suicide is suspected.


    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Albany Police Department

    Agency Case Number: 87-1996

    NCIC Number: M-268722572
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    California Department of Justice
    TheFresno Bee (CA) 2/9/01
    More details at link above.

    Can't locate in NamUs at this time.
    pay per view archived article.
    Violet his Mother (who has passed away) is the driving force behind the Creative Center and the Gallery is named for Jon.

    Jon has been missing almost 23 years. Come home soon.

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