The Doe Network:
Case File 104DFNY

Left and Center: Nerenberg, circa 1977; Right: Age-progression to age 45 (circa 2004)

Audrey Lyn Nerenberg
Missing since July 15, 1977 from Brooklyn, New York City, Kings County, New York.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: September 24, 1958
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 18 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'4; 115 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes.
  • Marks: She has freckles on her face, shoulders, and hands.
  • Clothing: Cutoff dungaree shorts, a blue tube top and open-toe
    clear plastic shoes at the time she was last seen, as well as $2 to buy a pack
    of cigarettes. Nerenberg was also carrying a small brown shoulder bag.
  • Medical Conditions: Nerenberg has been diagnosed with hebephrenic schizophrenia.
    Nerenberg was taking the medication Torrozine when she disappeared.
  • Dentals: Available. She has a small gap between her upper front teeth.
    Audrey had all of her wisdom teeth taken out.
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Nerenberg was last seen leaving her family's home in Brooklyn, NY on July 15, 1977.
Nerenberg had been hospitalized for brief periods of time in several New York City borough medical facilities from 1974 - 1977 due to hebephrenic schizophrenia. Nerenberg 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.
Nerenberg 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.

If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Nerenberg, please contact:
New York City Police Department
Missing Persons' Squad

Agency Case Number: 13606

NCMEC #: NCMC603933

NCIC Number: M-742560258
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
New York State Police Department
New York City Police Department
The Story Of Audrey Lyn Nerenberg
The Brooklyn Skyline
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Return to the Unexplained Disappearances' Index