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Case File: Andrew Carnegie Whitfield - 848DMNY

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Andrew Carnegie Whitfield

  • Case Classification: Missing
  • Missing Since: April 17, 1938
  • Location Last Seen: Long Island, New York
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

  • Date of Birth: 1910
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 28 years
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height at Time of Disappearance: 5'8
  • Weight at Time of Disappearance: 155 lbs
  • Hair Color: Dark hair, streaked with gray
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Alias(s) / Nickname(s): A.C.
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: The only scar on his body was that resulting from an appendectomy.
  • Dentals: Unknown
  • Fingerprints: Unknown
  • DNA: Unknown
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: He wore a suit of a dark gray mixture bearing a Brook Brothers label. He wore low black shoes, a white shirt with collar attached, and a gray fedora.
  • Jewelry: On his wrist was strapped a silver wrist watch. He wore a gold signet ring on his left hand. The ring was decorated with the engraving of a dove.
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Circumstances of Disappearance

    Whitfield departed in his small plane from Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York on April 17, 1938. He planned to land at an airfield approximately 22 miles away. Whitfield never arrived as scheduled and has never been heard from again. An extensive search for him and his plane produced no evidence as to his whereabouts. Whitfield's plane has never been recovered.

    Whitfield had 200 hours of flying experience at the time of his disappearance. His plane had enough fuel for a 150-mile flight. People across the United States claimed that they saw Whitfield for years after his plane vanished. Whitfield was the nephew of steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie. His case has long been closed by law enforcement.

    After Andrew's disappearance was discovered, it was discovered that he checked into a hotel in Garden City on Long Island under the alias Albert C. White on the day he vanished. He paid $4 in advance for the room and never checked out. His personal belongings, including his passport; clothing; cuff links engraved with his initials; two $6000 life insurance policies in his name listing his wife, Elizabeth Halsey Whitfield, as the beneficiary; and several stocks and bonds made out in Andrew's and Elizabeth's names; were left behind in the hotel room. Phone records also indicated that he called his home while his family was out looking for him, and a telephone operator says she heard him say over the phone, "Well, I am going to carry out my plan."

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: Nassau Police Department
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: N/A

  • Agency Case Number: Unknown
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: MP # N/A
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • Nevada State Journal, August 20, 1939
  • San Antonio Light, May 19, 1946
  • New Castle News, April 19, 1938

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