Jerald M. Gelb

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Above Images: Gelb, circa 2001


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 16, 2001 from Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: January 17, 1961
  • Age: 40 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A red sweatshirt, blue jeans and sneakers.
  • Medical Conditions: Gelb suffers from mental problems. His father believes he may have schizophrenia.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Gelb was last seen at approximately 5:00 a.m. on August 16, 2001. He'd suddenly appeared at his parents' home on Francis Street in Brookline, Massachusetts home and they let him stay the night, but the next morning he was gone. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.

    Gelb has a master's degree in computer science and formerly worked for IBM. He suffered a nervous breakdown in his thirties and possibly developed schizophrenia, but he refused to seek psychiatric treatment and was never diagnosed. He may be homeless.


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


    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing Adults
    Outpost for Hope
    Project Jason
    The Boston Globe
    MyFox Boston


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 19, 2008; medical conditions and details of disappearance updated.

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