Karacay, approximately 1999
Date reported missing : 09/20/1999
Missing location (approx) :
Clifton, New Jersey
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 01/01/1971 (50)
Age at the time of disappearance: 28 years old
Height / Weight : 6'2, 180 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black or gray short-sleeved collared shirt with gray stripes or a grid pattern design, khaki pants and black leather dress shoes.
Medical conditions : Karacay has a history of mild depression.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Light brown hair, brown eyes. Karacay is a Turkish national; he emigrated to the United States in 1988. He has two scars on his forehead.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Karacay was last seen on September 20, 1999 in Clifton, New Jersey. He borrowed his brother's silver 1989 Mazda 626 with New Jersey license plate number RW3-48E and said he was going to the store. He never returned and has never been heard from again.
The car Karacay was driving was found abandoned on September 25 on Wells Hill Road, a dirt road in a remote area in the Adirondack Mountains near Lewis, New York. Its battery was dead, the gasoline tank was empty, the keys were in the ignition, the door was closed, and the light switch was on.
Two packs of cigarettes were inside the vehicle; one of them was Parliament, Karacay's preferred brand, and the other was Marlboro. There was no sign of him at the scene.
Karacay has previously worked as a manAge at the time of disappearance: r in a factory in Paterson, New Jersey, but he quit that job and had been unemployed for several years prior to his disappearance. His family stated he had not been behaving unusually prior to going missing.
At the time of his disappearance, Karacay did not have a wife or girlfriend and spent his days reading Turkish newspapers and visiting friends and relatives. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
New York State Police
September 2021 updates and sources
North American Missing Persons Network
The Daily Record
October 12, 2004. February 14, 2007; Medical conditions : added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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