Adrian Genti Gokaj
Gokaj, approximately 2016
Date reported missing : 04/15/2016
Missing location (approx) :
Pomona, New York
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 07/09/1981 (40)
Age at the time of disappearance: 34 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0 - 6'2, 200 - 210 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A long-sleeved blue shirt with white stripes on the sleeves, light gray sweatpants and gray cloth house slippers.
Medical conditions : Gokaj suffers from bipolar disorder, depression and schizophrenia. He is also brain-damAge at the time of disappearance: d as the result of two car accidents and is mentally disabled as a result. He'd been taking medication for over ten years prior to his disappearance and is classified as disabled. Gokaj may be confused and disoriented as a result of his conditions.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Black hair, green eyes. Gokaj goes by his middle name, Genti. He was born in Albania and moved to the United States at Age at the time of disappearance: 17.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Gokaj was last seen in Pomona, New York at 4:20 p.m. on April 15, 2016, when he left his apartment in the 100 block of Country Club Lane to take out the garbAge at the time of disappearance: and never came back. He has never been heard from again.
Gokaj has a history of wandering away from home, but he wasn't familiar with the area; he had moved there from Lodi, New Jersey a few months prior to his disappearance. He left home without his wallet or cellular phone. He has a driver's license but doesn't have a car. The circumstances of his disappearance are unclear and his case remains unsolved.
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Haverstraw Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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