Barbara Zakon

Zakon, circa 1984

  • Missing Since 12/22/1984
  • Missing From Brooklyn, New York
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Age 55 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'7, 200 pounds
  • Medical Conditions Zakon is diabetic and also has a history of psychiatric problems. She was taking the psychoactive drug Lithium at the time of her disappearance.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Zakon may use the last name Kaxman. She has a mole on the left side of her nose and a mole on the right side of her face. Zakon is a Holocaust survivor and has a concentration camp tattoo on her forearm. She was born in Poland and speaks Polish, Yiddish and English.

Details of Disappearance

Zakon was last seen in the vicinity of east 12th Street and Kings Highway in the New York City borough of Brooklyn at approximately 2:00 p.m. on December 22, 1984. She has never been heard from again. Few details are available in her case. Zakon lived in the 1400 block of east 10th Street at the time of her disappearance.

Investigating Agency

  • New York Police Department 212-473-2042

Source Information

Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated September 7, 2016; distinguishing characteristics updated.