Gretchen Moselle Wachter
Wachter, approximately 2011
Date reported missing : 10/01/2011
Missing location (approx) :
Brooklyn, New York
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 01/19/1978 (43)
Age at the time of disappearance: 33 years old
Height / Weight : 5'3 - 5'4, 130 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Wachter may dye her hair blonde. She may use the alias names Bea MacArthur and/or Davita "Veda" Short. Her ears are pierced and she has an egg-shaped birthmark on her hip and a coin-sized circular scar on her ankle.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Wachter was living in theĀ House of Hope, a facility for homeless individuals, in the New York City borough of Brooklyn in 2011. Her family last heard from her in October of that year. They haven't seen or heard from her since and the House of Hope staff doesn't know her whereabouts either. Few details are available in her case.
Other information and links : ncy
New York Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
A missing person is a person who has disappeared and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and condition are not known. A person may go missing through a voluntary disappearance, or else due to an accident, crime, death in a location where they cannot be found (such as at sea), or many other reasons. In most parts of the world, a missing person will usually be found quickly. While criminal abductions are some of the most widely reported missing person cases, these account for only 25% of missing children in Europe.
By contrast, some missing person cases remain unresolved for many years. Laws related to these cases are often complex since, in many jurisdictions, relatives and third parties may not deal with a person's assets until their death is considered proven by law and a formal death certificate issued. The situation, uncertainties, and lack of closure or a funeral resulting when a person goes missing may be extremely painful with long-lasting effects on family and friends.
Several organizations seek to connect, share best practices, and disseminate information and imAge at the time of disappearance: s of missing children to improve the effectiveness of missing children investigations, including the International Commission on Missing Persons, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), as well as national organizations, including the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in the US, Missing People in the UK, Child Focus in Belgium, and The Smile of the Child in Greece.
October 12, 2004. August 3, 2018; .
Interactive Missing Person Search Map