Arlene Day Abbas

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Above: Abbas, circa 1989

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 6, 1989 from Brooklyn, New York
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: October 12, 1952
  • Age: 36 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'0, 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Abbas's maiden name is Day.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Possibily traditional Muslim clothing.
  • Medical Conditions: Abbas suffers from schizophrenia.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Abbas was hospitalized for schizophrenia in New York City in the fall of 1988, then released to a halfway house in the borough of Brooklyn. She left the halfway house on January 6, 1989 and has never been heard from again. Her family believes she may be institutionalized or doesn't know how to get in touch with her loved ones.

    Abbas was born in Indiana. As an adult, she moved to New Orleans, Louisiana with her husband and three young children. She converted to Islam during her marriage. She and her husband divorced in the mid-1980s and she moved to New York, leaving her children with him. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New York Police Department
    646-610-5030

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    Source Information
    NamUs

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 29, 2009; casefile added.

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