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Case File: Charles Gazzam Hurd - 1775DMNY

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Charles Gazzam Hurd circa 1937

Charles Gazzam Hurd

  • Case Classification: Missing
  • Missing Since: February 18, 1937
  • Location Last Seen: New York City, New York
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

  • Date of Birth: September 21, 1904
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 32 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height at Time of Disappearance: 5'10"
  • Weight at Time of Disappearance: 180 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue-gray
  • Alias(s) / Nickname(s): Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Not available.
  • Fingerprints: Unknown
  • DNA: Unknown
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: A gray overcoat, tan shoes, and a gray fedora.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Circumstances of Disappearance

    Charles Gazzam Hurd was a manager of the real estate and mortgage department of Dows Estates, Inc. at 15 William Street. He had gone to work on February 18, 1937 and left at the close of business. He had dinner at a restaurant and night club on East 54th Street, leaving sometime before 9 p.m., after cashing a small check.

    Mr. Hurd was seen getting into his car, a Ford convertible coupe, with New Jersey license plate "I-E 65231, NJ." Around 9 p.m., he crashed his car into a pillar of an elevated railway structure at 3rd Avenue and 37th Street. He appeared to have suffered only minor injuries. He drove away and was never seen nor heard from again.

    Charles Gazzam Hurd, a member of a well-known New York family. At the time of his disappearance he was separated from his wife and living at the Kenmore Hall Hotel on 23rd Street and Lexington Avenue.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: New York Police Department
  • Agency Contact Person:Missing Persons Bureau
  • Agency Phone Number: 1-212-694-7781

  • Agency Case Number: Unknown
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: Not listed
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • Amy Hurd Fetchko

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    Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 5/31/15 By: BR / Missing Persons Coordinator

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