Murder in Mayberry: True Crime in America's Hometown
Administrator/True Crime Author
Donna G. Smith
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Audrey Lyn Nerenberg ~ Missing July 15, 1977
Weight: 115 pounds
Skin: Olive complexion
DOB: Sept. 24, 1958
Last Seen: July 15, 1977 at residence 1253 Ryder St., Brooklyn, NY
Audrey has freckles on her nose and cheeks and a tiny gap between upper front teeth. At the time of her disappearance, Audrey was suffering from hebephrenic schizophrenia. From 1975 to 1977, Nerenberg was hospitalized in several New York City psychiatric facilities. Nerenberg preferred to dress in cut off dungaree shorts, tube tops and sweaters, which she usually tied around her waist.
From Audrey’s Father: On 7/15/77 Audrey went for a walk wearing: cut down dungaree shorts, a blue tube top, a small brown shoulder bag, open toe clear plastic shoes and she was never seen again. The day before she disappeared on 7/14/77 it was the hottest day on record on the east coast being 98 degrees in the city which caused a full power failure all along the east coast north and south. During that same day, about 2 PM,, I heard over my portable radio that Staten Island had electric power and so me and my wife Evelyn, my son Steven and Audrey hopped into my air conditioned car and drove to Staten Island for a day out to see a Jerry Lewis movie. After the movie it was about 7 PM so we went out to eat at McDonald's and there we heard that Brooklyn had the power on and so we finished eating and got home about 10:30 PM to go to sleep. We all had a wonderful time on Staten Island that day. I got up the next day to go to work and Steven and my other daughter Brenda went to school but, since Audrey was very ill with Schizophrenia she didn't go to school and instead she went for that ill fated walk and never returned home.
Audrey’s family has set up a web site to get out information about her disappearance. Her father tells a heartwarming but sad story. Please go there and read his story. See what you can do to help. http://www.angelfire.com/ak/403/page10.html
If you have any information, please call: New York City Police Dept.
Missing Persons Squad New York, New York Phone: 1-212-473-2042
NIC #M742560258 or NYPD at 1-646-610-6914
Or: e-mail the information to: firstname.lastname@example.org