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Case File 3DFNY

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Right: Age-Progressed Image to age 52 (circa 2010)

Bonita Mara Bickwit
Missing since July 27, 1973 from Narrowsburg, Sullivan County, New York.
Classification: Endangered Missing


Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: January 28, 1958
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 15 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'11" (150 cm); 95 lbs (43 kg)
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes.
  • Dentals: Not available.
  • AKA: Bonnie.


Circumstances of Disappearance
Bickwit was working as a mother's helper at Camp Wel-Met in Narrowsburg, New York when she vanished on July 27, 1973 with her boyfriend Mitchel Weiser.
They planned to hitchhike to Watkins Glen, NY for an Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead concert. Weiser met Bickwit at Camp Wel-Met and they set off for the concert, which was 156 miles from Narrowsburg; 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 were intelligent teenagers who attended John Dewey High School in Brooklyn. Bickwit lived in Borough Park with her family when she was not working at Camp Wel-Met; 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

Sullivan County Sheriff's Department
914-794-7100

You can submit tips on an anonymous basis.

Agency Case Number: FSS000464

NCMEC #: NCMC781647

NCIC Number: M-546331653
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

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


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