Details of Disappearance Tandler left his wife and child and moved from Brooklyn, New York to Spencer, New York in 2003. He began leading a transient, bohemian lifestyle and sometimes lived out of his car. He was residing with several roommates in a house in the vicinity of State Road 34-96 and Cowell Road when he disappeared on June 24, 2005.
He told a neighbor he had to go to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Ithaca, New York to return his car's license plates, as the vehicle no longer carried insurance. Tandler never arrived at the DMV and has never been heard from again. He was reported missing on June 30.
He left all of his possessions behind, including his car, driver's license, postal service identification from his former job, skin medicine, photographs of his daughter, and his prized mineral collection.
Prior to his disappearance, Tandler was acquainted with Abraham Shorey, who became known as the Collegetown Creeper after he was charged with multiple incidents of voyeurism in Ithaca. Shorey skipped bail while awaiting trial. Tandler assisted Shorey's fiancee and her six children after Shorey's flight.
After Tandler's disappearance, Shorey was arrested in California. He was reportedly not near Ithaca or Spencer at the time Tandler went missing, but nevertheless there is speculation that he was somehow involved in Tandler's disappearance.
Tandler is a former postal worker. He grew up in the Brooklyn area and his family still lives there. The circumstances surrounding his disappearance are unclear.
- Tioga County Sheriff's Office
Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated August 8, 2007; middle name, picture, height, weight and clothing/jewelry description added, date of disappearance corrected.