Valerie Lorraine Cuccia

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Left and Center: Cuccia, circa 1973;
Right: Age-progression to age 60 (circa 2013)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 7, 1974 from Brooklyn, New York
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 12, 1953
  • Age: 20 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6, 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Black hair, brown eyes. Cuccia has a scar on her left calf. She may use the alternate birthdate October 16, 1953.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A plaid coat with a fur collar, camel-colored pants, a striped polo shirt and black boots with studs on the sides. Carrying a wallet.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Cuccia met a friend at the P.S. (Public School) 211 Park in the New York City borough of Brooklyn on May 7, 1974. They hitchhiked together to the Mustard Seed nightclub on 96th Street and 3rd Avenue that evening, then separated once inside the club. Cuccia's friend told authorities that she saw Cuccia speaking with two unidentified Caucasian men during the night. This was the last time Cuccia has been seen.

    Authorities believe that Cuccia may have been forced into a car operated by the two males. It was described as a passenger vehicle with a metallic finish and Massachusetts license plates. Cuccia attended college in 1974 and enjoyed playing the guitar. Her case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New York City Police Department


    Source Information
    New York State Police Department
    CBS News
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 18, 2014; age-progression added.

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