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Case File 2DMNY

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Right: Age-progression to age 53 (circa 2010)

Mitchel Fred Weiser
Missing since July 27, 1973 from Narrowsburg, Sullivan County, New York.
Classification: Endangered Missing


Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: November 23, 1956
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 16 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'7" (170 cm); 140 lbs (64 kg)
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair; hazel eyes.
  • Marks, Scars: He has a scar on his lower lip. He wears eyeglasses.
  • Dentals: Not available. His front teeth were discolored at the time of his disappearance.
  • AKA: Mitch
  • DNA: In CODIS

    • Circumstances of Disappearance
      On July 27, 1973 Weiser, and his girlfriend, Bonita Bickwit planned to hitchhike to Watkins Glen, NY for an Allman Brothers-Grateful Dead concert.
      Weiser met Bickwit at Camp Wel-Met in upstate Narrowsburg, where she worked as a mother's helper. They set off for the concert, which was 156 miles from their location; neither has been seen since.
      It's believed that Weiser and Bickwit had approximately $25.00 between them.
      They carried backpacks and sleeping bags. Authorities initially believed that the couple simply ran off together. Bickwit and Weiser had secretly exchanged wedding rings earlier in the summer of 1973.
      Both attended John Dewey High School in Brooklyn. Bickwit lived in Borough Park with her family, Weiser lived in Midwood.

      In 2000, a witness said they all stopped to cool off in a nearby river when Bickwit got into trouble in the water. Weiser jumped in to save her and they were both swept away, still alive. His his account is being investigated.

      Map their trip.


      Investigators
      Anyone with information on this case should contact:
      Sullivan County Sheriff's Department
      845-794-7100

      All information can be submitted anonymously.

      Agency Case Number: FSS002876

      NCMEC #: NCMC781648

      NCIC Number: M-761802363
      Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

      Source Information:
      The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
      The New York Post
      The New York Daily News
      Discover Magazine
      The Jewish Week
      The Times Herald-Record
      Mitchel and Bonnie
      Namus


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