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Case File 2068DFNY

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Camden Anne Sylvia
Missing since November 7, 1997 from Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: July 28, 1961
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 36 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'7; 125 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Black hair; brown/blue eyes; wears eyeglasses with dark colored frames.
  • Clothing: Sylvia may have been wearing a black jacket with a brightly-colored stripe on the front.
  • Nicknames: Camie
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Sylvia and her boyfriend Michael Sullivan were last seen jogging during the evening hours of November 7, 1997 in the New York City borough of Manhattan. Sylvia and Sullivan were in the vicinity of Pearl Street and Hanover Square at the time of their disappearances. Neither of them have been heard from again.
A relative who entered their apartment days later found their wallets, passports, and a rented movie (Addicted to Love), evidence the couple hadn't planned to go anywhere.
The couple had been having problems with their landlord, who owned their apartment building at 76 Pearl Street in Manhattan. Authorities believe that the landlord was having financial problems and wanted to increase the rent for all of his tenants in his property in late 1997. He apparently threatened to turn off the heat if the renters did not agree to an increase. Sylvia presented the landlord with a petition signed by tenants at 76 Pearl Street on the day of their disappearances. The petition stated that the tenants would withhold their payments if the landlord followed through with his threat.
The landlord was a co-defendant with David King in a $13 million civil suit charging that they had conspired to loot software, business records and customers from a fire alarm company. King disappeared during the lawsuit in 1991.

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New York City Police Department

Agency Case Number: KNMP08568

Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
New York City Police Department
NamUs MP #754

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