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Search Underway For Missing Jewish Touro College Student

Police in Brooklyn and Englewood, N.J., are conducting a search for Caroline Starkman, an 18-year-old Englewood resident who has been missing since spending Shabbas in Brooklyn, over the July 4 weekend.

Her family has offered a $500 reward for information leading to her safe return, and her synagogue, Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood, has offered an additional $10,000 reward.

Starkman, a student at Touro College, is 5’5” – 5’6”, 110 – 115 lbs. according to missing flyers posted by the family. Last seen on July 11 on West 24th Street in Brooklyn’s Coney Island section, she was “wearing a pink bikini” and had a “bad sunburn,” the flyers stated. She has long blond hair, blue eyes, a 4-inch scar above her right big toe, and a beauty mark above her right eye.

Her parents, Cherie and Steven Starkman, immediately filed a missing person’s report, hired a private detective and reached out to “resources in the Brooklyn community” after their daughter’s disappearance, and last week “made the decision to issue a public appeal for assistance … as circumstances have developed,” according to a community announcement notice sent out by Rabbi Shmuel Goldin of Ahavath Torah, who has been assisting the family. “Nothing has materialized … no concrete leads” to aid the search, Rabbi Goldin says.

Starkman’s family “hopes she is still well,” the rabbi says.

Family friend Sara Lee Kessler has established a Facebook page to publicize the search.
Starkman also goes by the names Vicki and Victoria.

For information, contact Det. Barry Miller at the Englewood Police Department, (201) 568-4875 or (201) 871-6416; private investigator Jerry Clarke, (845) 264-5105 or (866) 357-4769; or the New York State Missing Persons organization,  (877) 657-6481.

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3 Responses to Search Underway For Missing Jewish Touro College Student

  1. BP Dude

    August 30, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    If my calculator works right, that is 7 weeks ago. Really?

    Why have we not heard of this on July 5? What is wrong with this picture?

  2. BatSheva

    August 30, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    There is something very odd about this developing story, but now is the time for action.

    Chana Eliana bat Chava Raizalis the name for tehillim.

  3. esther

    August 30, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    i recall taking a psychology class in tour boro park this past year first semester from sept till jan she was in my class. I remember a blond tall girl who said she’s 17. I recognize the birth mark under her eye. I AM pretty sure its her. it says she went to touro. Does anyone know if its the boro park branch on 13 avenue that she went to?