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104DFNY - Audrey Lyn Nerenberg

The two images on the right are age-progressed to 45 and 53 yrs.

Name: Audrey Lyn Nerenberg
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: July 15, 1977
Location Last Seen: New York, New York County, New York

Physical Description

Date of Birth: September 24, 1958
Age: 19 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 115 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Audrey has freckles on her face, shoulders and hands.


Dentals: Available. Small gap between upper front teeth and all her wisdom teeth had been taken out.
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Cut-off dungaree shorts and a blue tube top.
Jewelry: na
Additional Personal Items: Open-toe clear plastic shoes and a small brown shoulder bag.

Circumstances of Disappearance

Audrey was last seen leaving her family's home in Brooklyn, NY on July 15, 1977.

She had been hospitalized for brief periods of time in several New York City borough medical facilities from 1974-1977 due to hebephrenic schizophrenia. She was an outpatient at Kingsboro Psychiatric Center in Brooklyn at the time she disappeared. She did not carry any identification or medication with her at the time she was last seen.

Audrey, who liked shopping at Kings Plaza, had sometimes gotten lost close to home but always had the presence of mind to call her father for help. She may be listed as an unknown patient ("Jane Doe") in a psychiatric hospital somewhere. Extensive inquiries into New York hospitals by the NY Police Department have been futile.

Audrey accompanied her family to the borough of Staten Island during the evening of July 14, 1977, the day prior to her disappearance. They watched a movie at the former Jerry Lewis Theater on Forest Avenue in Mariners Harbor on the Island. She enjoyed shopping, music and dancing in 1977.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: New York City Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Unknown
Agency Phone Number: 212-694-7781 or 646-610-5030
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: KNMP13606

NCIC Case Number: M-742560258
NamUs Case Number: 47

Information Source(s)

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 9/6/2016

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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