Arlene Day Abbas
Abbas, approximately 1989
Date reported missing : 01/06/1989
Missing location (approx) :
Brooklyn, New York
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 10/12/1952 (68)
Age at the time of disappearance: 36 years old
Height / Weight : 5'0, 160 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Possibily traditional Muslim clothing.
Medical conditions : Abbas suffers from schizophrenia.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Abbas's maiden name is Day.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Abbas was hospitalized for schizophrenia in New York City in the fall of 1988, then released to a halfway house in the borough of Brooklyn. She left the halfway house on January 6, 1989 and has never been heard from again. Her family believes she may be institutionalized or doesn't know how to get in touch with her loved ones.
Abbas was born in Indiana. As an adult, she moved to New Orleans, Louisiana with her husband and three young children. She converted to Islam during her marriAge at the time of disappearance: . She and her husband divorced in the mid-1980s and she moved to New York, leaving her children with him. Her case remains unsolved.
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New York Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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