Zakon, approximately 1984
Date reported missing : 12/22/1984
Missing location (approx) :
Brooklyn, New York
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 55 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 200 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A dark-colored stocking cap.
Medical conditions : Zakon is diabetic and also has a history of psychiatric problems. She was taking the psychoactive drug Lithium at the time of her disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Zakon may use the last names Breindel, Kaxman and/or Kazman. She has a mole on the left side of her nose and a mole on the right side of her face. Zakon is a Holocaust survivor and has a concentration camp number tattooed on her left forearm. She was born in Poland and speaks Polish, Yiddish and English.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Zakon was last seen in the vicinity of east 12th Street and Kings Highway in the New York City borough of Brooklyn at approximately 2:00 p.m. on December 22, 1984. She disappeared after leaving her home on east 10th Street in the Sheepshead Bay area and has never been heard from again. Few details are available in her case. Zakon lived in the 1400 block of east 10th Street at the time of her disappearance.
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5 October 12, 2004. November 24, 2020; picture and Description, clothing, jewerly and more : added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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