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Case File 843DMCA


Jonathan Lewis Ginsburg
Missing since October 7, 1987 from Albany, Alameda County, California.
Classification: Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Ginsburg was last seen on October 7, 1987 at his home in Albany California.

He spent much of his life going to facilities for the hearing-impaired in Los Angeles and St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated in 1972 from Redwood, then worked for the School of Outdoor Science and Conservation camp in Springville the summers of 1975 and 1976. He served as an intern in 1976-77 and 79-80. An art gallery for disabled adults has been named after him. The gallery is located in the 600 block of North Bridge Avenue in Visalia where Ginsburg was born.
Using a combination of sign language and speaking, Jon Ginsburg demonstrated his talent for drama in classes at the Community Center, which was confounded by his mother in 1977.

He majored in forestry at Kings River Community College in Reedley, but when he graduated he was disappointed to learn his disability would keep him from joining the Department of Forestry and fighting fires. After college, he worked at an eye-care product lab in Oakland. His interests were playing chess, drawing, running and reading.

At the time of his disappearance he was despondent over a failed relationship.
Suicide is suspected.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Albany Police Department

Agency Case Number: 87-1996

NCIC Number: M-268722572
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
California Department of Justice
TheFresno Bee (CA) 2/9/01

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