NY NY - Barbara Zakon: Holocaust Survivor, Brooklyn, 22 Dec 1984

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  1. outofthedark

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    The Doe Network:
    Case File 1942DFNY

    Barbara Zakon
    Missing since December 22, 1984 from Brooklyn, New York
    Classification: Endangerd Missing


    Vital Statistics
    • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'7"; 200 lbs.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes.
    • Marks, Scars: She is a Holocaust survivor from Poland and has a concentration tattoo on her left forearm. Mole on left side of the nose and mole on right side of her face.
    • Medical: She has a Psychological history and was taking lithium at the time of her disappearance.
    • AKA: Barbara Kaxman


    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Zakon was last seen at E12th Street and Kings Highway in Brooklyn on December 22, 1984 around 2 pm. She resided at 1481 East 10th Street Brooklyn, N.Y .
    Barbara Zakon speaks English, Polish, and Yiddish.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    NYPD
    1-212-694-7781
    NCIC Number:
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case. Source Information:
    NYPD missing persons

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1942dfny.html
     
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    rainwater New Member

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    Bumping.
     
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  3. madamx

    madamx Well-Known Member

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    This case has always bugged me.. she went missing at 2 in the afternoon like 2 blocks from where she lived.. and there just is absolutely no information whatsoever on this woman.. its sad.. she was a holocaust survivor to just disappear into thin air?

    I did some searching and I think the reason her case did not get much attention because the same day she went missing Dec 22 1984 was the infamous NYC Subway shooting by Bernie Goetz.. I think this took top priority in the news and with police and security in the city and have the feeling that Poor Barbara must of fallen through the cracks.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6630805FPM0
     
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  4. madamx

    madamx Well-Known Member

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    In a couple of days it will be 33 years and Nothing at all on this woman.. its so sad.. BUMPING for Barbara
     
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    madamx Well-Known Member

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    http://www.njsp.org/unidentified/hudson/u212789648.shtml
    I know time of death says jan 1985 but she went missing dec 22 1984.. so it could be possible? sadly there is nt much info on the UID either


    Unidentified Deceased White Female
    Case Information
    The victim's skull was found on May 16, 1986 in North Bergen, N.J.
    NIC #
    CASE #
    U212789648
    J5241
    Date Body Found
    Estimated Date of Death
    May 16, 1986
    January 1, 1985
    Biological Profile
    Estimated Year of Birth
    1937 - 1956
    Sex
    Female
    Race
    White
    Height
    Unknown
    Weight
    Unknown
    Hair
    Brown
    Eyes
    Unknown
    Scars, Marks and Tattoos
    Unknown
    CLOTHING
    None
    MISC.
    Partial x-rays and dental records are available for comparison.
     
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  6. madamx

    madamx Well-Known Member

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    ok I came across this maybe

    https://lostandfound.revealnews.org...0&end_date=12/31/2017&unidentifiedperson=9180

    Date found
    April 27, 1988
    Age
    25 to 50 years old
    Sex
    Female
    Race
    White
    Ethnicity
    Unsure
    Circumstances
    Unknown white female torso was found wrapped in plastic bags floating in the Hudson River at Dyckman Street.

    Body condition
    Not recognizable - Partial remains with soft tissues
    Post-mortem interval
    Not specified
    Estimated age
    Adult - Pre 50
     
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    madamx Well-Known Member

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    https://lostandfound.revealnews.org...7&missingperson=14252&unidentifiedperson=9202

    Date found
    May 20, 1988
    Age
    20 to 70 years old
    Sex
    Female
    Race
    White
    Ethnicity
    Unsure
    Circumstances
    Unknown white female found floating in NY Harbor, removed to Coast Guard Station by NYPD Harbor Unit.

    Body condition
    Not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction
    Post-mortem interval
    Not specified
    Estimated age
    Adult - Pre 70
    Weight
    110 lbs
    Height
    66 inches
     
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    I just found out about Barbara tonight & what a sad case. She had suffered so much trauma & torture already it’s no wonder she had “psychological” issues then to go missing with such little info not even a dob just adds insult to injury so to speak.
    I wonder who reported her missing. It sounds as if maybe a landlord or someone who knew her but not in a close way since they didn’t know how old she was. Where did the picture come from? State ID card maybe? I wonder if she had any family? A husband? A child? Sibling, parent Aunt/uncle who wasn’t lost to Nazis
     
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    barbara2.jpg barbara.jpg

    I found a newspaper article which has some more information. She has a son, and hundreds of fliers were distributed in Brooklyn. There was a possible sighting of Barbara on Christmas Eve by a bus driver. She was allegedly seen walking along Kings Highway near E. 12th St.
     
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    was any paperwork filed by family shortly after her disappearance ? I am thinking power of attorney, life insurance claim etc. Not accusing her family of anything but we know how $$$ can motivate
     
  11. madamx

    madamx Well-Known Member

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    Wow
    Muddywaters great find! And there is a different photo in the article also. Oh this case has always made me so sad..
    I also wish there was more info on unidentifieds found in NYC during the 1970s and the 1980s it's weird there are not many.
     
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  12. madamx

    madamx Well-Known Member

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    Oh yes I can see what you mean.. it happens so often .
     
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  13. madamx

    madamx Well-Known Member

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    its frustrating I was going through the Unknown In Harts Island and its just makes me wonder if one of these is her.
    HartIslandProject
     

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