Shoshana Kaila Black

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Left: Shoshana, circa 1997;
Right: Age-progression to age 16 (circa 2010)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 1, 1997 from Holbrook, Massachusetts
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: October 21, 1994
  • Age: 2 years old
  • Height and Weight: 2'10, 40 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, brown eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Shoshana was last seen in Holbrook, Massachusetts on August 1, 1997. She was abducted by her non-custodial mother, Karen Debra Black. A photograph and vital statistics for Karen are posted below this case summary. A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution was issued for her on May 11, 1998, ten months after she abducted Shoshana. Shoshana and her mother may be in Israel.


    Karen Debra Black
    Above: Karen Debra Black

    Date of Birth: November 10, 1952
    Age: 44 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'7, 120 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Gray hair, hazel eyes. Karen has the left side of her nose pierced.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Massachusetts State Police


    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    Happy Schools -- Safer, More Effective ESL Classrooms


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 10, 2011; age-progression added.

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