Flashback Friday: Audrey Nerenberg

This week’s Flashback Friday case is Audrey Lyn Nerenberg, who disappeared from New York City the day after Independence Day in 1977. She was eighteen, but she had schizophrenia and functioned more like a fourteen-year-old. Her case has more information on the internet than similar cases from that era. Audrey’s father actually wrote a book, called Give Me Back My Daughter, Audrey! I got it through inter-library loan, and there was NOTHING in it about Audrey or the search for her, other than a few photos. It was basically a history of the Nerenberg family.

My guess is that whatever happened to Audrey, she didn’t survive long after her disappearance. And I would also be willing to guess that her disappearance may have had nothing to do with her schizophrenia, and a lot more to do with her being a young and attractive teenager in a large city.

2 thoughts on “Flashback Friday: Audrey Nerenberg

  1. HennyLee September 28, 2015 / 12:25 pm

    What a strange thing to title the book if it really is not about Her disappearance at all.

    I wonder if they ever looked at hat cemented over hole at the ice cream place, where she accused the owner of raping her. ??

  2. Cattt October 1, 2015 / 8:08 am

    Off Topic: Just to say that the body of 18 year old Joshua Vernon Maddux was found in a chimney. He disappeared in 2008.

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