Missing since: 07/15/77
Missing from: Brooklyn, New York City, Kings County, New York.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 09/24/58
Age at disappearance: 18
Weight :115 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; brown eyes.
Marks: She has freckles on her face, shoulders, and hands.
Clothing: Cutoff dungaree shorts, a blue tube top and open-toe
clear plastic shoes at the time she was last seen, as well as $2 to buy a pack
of cigarettes. Nerenberg was also carrying a small brown shoulder bag.
Medical Conditions: Nerenberg has been diagnosed with hebephrenic schizophrenia.
Nerenberg was taking the medication Torrozine when she disappeared.
Dentals: Available. She has a small gap between her upper front teeth.
Audrey had all of her wisdom teeth taken out.
Circumstances of Disappearance
Nerenberg was last seen leaving her family’s home in Brooklyn, NY on July 15, 1977.
Nerenberg had been hospitalized for brief periods of time in several New York City borough medical facilities from 1974 – 1977 due to hebephrenic schizophrenia. Nerenberg was an outpatient at Kingsboro Psychiatric Center in Brooklyn at the time she disappeared. She did not carry any identification or medication with her at the time she was last seen. Audrey, who liked shopping at Kings Plaza, had sometimes gotten lost close to home but always had the presence of mind to call her father for help.
She may be listed as an unknown patient (“Jane Doe”) in a psychiatric hospital somewhere. Extensive inquiries into New York hospitals by the NY Police Department have been futile.
Nerenberg accompanied her family to the borough of Staten Island during the evening of July 14, 1977, the day prior to her disappearance. They watched a movie at the former Jerry Lewis Theater on Forest Avenue in Mariners Harbor on the Island.
She enjoyed shopping, music and dancing in 1977.
If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Nerenberg, please contact:
New York City Police Department
Missing Persons’ Squad
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