Arkadiy Tashman missing 11 years today

I noticed that Arkadiy Tashman, a seventeen-year-old from New York City, disappeared eleven years ago today. He left behind a note which I can’t interpret any other way but as a suicide note, but there was no other sign. He seems to have vanished without a trace.

If Arkadiy is still alive, he’d be 28. This is a very mysterious case.

23 thoughts on “Arkadiy Tashman missing 11 years today

  1. Ilya Sitnikov January 26, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    Can I venture a guess that he was depressed over something and committed suicide?

    College life can be terribly stressful

    • Ilya Sitnikov January 26, 2016 / 8:48 pm

      Nevermind, he was in high school at the time – still smells like suicide to me

  2. Kat January 26, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    I got curious, so I looked up other MP anniversaries. As far as I know, here they are…

    Gerald Dewall 1977
    Dennis Mann 1979
    Margaret Kilcoyne 1980
    Patricia Ford 1982
    Harry Brown 1992
    Maryanne Ruffini 1996
    Floyd Hurst 1997
    William Minasion 1999
    Annette Rabino 2000
    Gloria McDonald 2001
    Markus Lorenzana 2002
    Marshall Austin 2003
    Linda Lamont 2003
    Tiffany Phelps 2006
    Melissa Flores 2007
    John Kuepar 2007
    Andres Rink 2011

    Made me think and wonder which day of the year there are the most people gone missing and which month, etc.

    • becky January 27, 2016 / 9:12 am

      I had the same thought. And what might that mean if a large group went missing at the same times of year? Would it point to a common cause, e.g., suicide?

  3. Dahlia January 27, 2016 / 2:50 pm

    Meaghan you were a very pretty kid…nice hair and a bomber jacket. I’m sorry but when I saw pictures of you now you looked at least 44, not even… since a lot of 44 year olds look five times better. You’re only 30 but look so worn out and tired and beyond your age with messy hair and outfits that belong in 1949. I wonder what happened as you seem like a very nice person and I’m sorry I’m being rude but I am extremely shocked. I live in a town full of college students and under 35 year olds and they look their age. I could never deal with myself if I stepped outside so tacky. You must be an old soul or simply lying about your age. You could pass as Keira Knightley’s mother, and Keira is may I add – your age!

    I see people on What Not To Wear who dress and look even worse but after even putting some makeup on or a change of style they feel happy and confident. I feel like you can use that, especially being so young, but to look like you have one grandchild is your choice, not mine.

    Sorry for the rudeness. I know this will make you upset but this is just ridiculous. You don’t need to be the new Kate Moss but there’s so much sadness in the way you dress and carry yourself in pictures. You look really beat up and seems like you may have suffered abuse as a child or done something unhealthy. Concerned for such a young person, but I’m being honest. I will insert a fake email by the by, as you have no reason to know it, just like you don’t want people knowing your phone number. Wishes x – Dahlia

    • Meaghan January 27, 2016 / 5:03 pm

      I have melasma, a condition that causes brownish discoloration of the face; you might have noticed it around my mouth and across my forehead. The treatments are too expensive for me and offer no guarantee of success. I have no idea what caused it but I’m pretty sure I’m stuck with it.

      I wish I didn’t have melasma but other than that I am fine with my personal appearance.

    • libraryjobber January 27, 2016 / 7:50 pm

      Picky today aren’t we! Why on earth does it matter how people dress or look or pose in pictures?

      Personally, I think Meaghan looks fine and it’s nice that she’s one online celebrity who doesn’t look like a complete fake.

      Get over yourselves, fashion critics! Wear whatever makes you happy (within reason!)

      Short, Dumpy, Oddly Dressed Library Person

    • forthelost January 27, 2016 / 8:07 pm

      I’m glad I don’t post pictures of myself online; you’d faint.

    • Vanessa January 28, 2016 / 4:17 am

      Dahlia you were a very innocent kid…. I’m sorry but when I read the words you’re typing now you sound like an ugly, cruel and dissatisfied personality, not even… since a lot of dissatisfied people manage to live their lives without going around lobbing pointlessly nasty comments at people. You’re only human but come across so mean-spirited and pointless with ugly words and attitude that belongs in the tackiest part of the 1950s. I wonder what happened as you were probably brought up reasonably well and I’m sorry I’m being rude but I am extremely shocked. I live in a town full of well dressed people and under 35 year olds and they don’t feel the need to put down other people’s appearances. I could never deal with myself if I typed such pathetic whinging. You must be a shallow soul or simply out to troll. You could pass as Katie Hopkins, and Katie is may I add – paid to be a vaccuous moron!

      I see people on tacky reality shows who sound and look even worse but after even getting some counselling or facing up to their insecurity they feel happy and confident. I feel like you can use that, especially being so articulate, but to sound like your heroine is Jocelyn Wildenstein is your choice, not mine.

      Sorry for the rudeness. I know this will make you upset but this is just ridiculous. You don’t need to be the new Mother Teresa but there’s so much jealousy in the way you write and make pointless comments with no relation to the blog they’e on. You sound really beat up and seems like you may have suffered abuse as a child or done something unhealthy. Concerned for such a young person, but I’m being honest. I will insert a real email by the by, as I am happy for Meaghan to know it, and perplexed by your need to leave her a comment if you had no real wish to interact with her at all. Fake wishes and pointless x – Vanessa

      • William Baraby January 28, 2016 / 9:14 am

        Well written Vanessa. 🙂

      • Meaghan January 28, 2016 / 9:18 am


      • jaclyn December 8, 2016 / 3:03 am

        Wow, Vanessa! You hit it out of the park with your reply. Thank you for addressing this as it should be addressed. I can’t imagine being raised to think that it is safe or acceptable to make the comments Dahlia made, and as you said, unrelated to the subject at hand. Besides the fact that they were very far from reality, it demonstrated lack of character, and lack of sound judgement about who Meaghan is as a person of integrity and beauty.

    • Lauren January 30, 2016 / 10:08 am

      Wow that rambling was completely random, unwarranted and well, just plan dumb. Sounds like a real creepster – especially since they seemed to know exactly what you looked like and the clothes you wore as a little girl 😮. Then he/she doesn’t even provide a pic of themselves so we can give our critique from the peanut gallery. What a punk.

      • Meaghan February 4, 2016 / 4:37 am

        Actually I have posted on this blog photos of myself from infancy onward, so presumably that is how they know. What I can’t figure out is why I should be expected to buy a whole new wardrobe and get a new hairstyle and stuff just to please one internet commenter who doesn’t even have the courage to identify themselves.

      • William Baraby February 4, 2016 / 3:31 pm

        It doesn’t matter if you were Kate Moss herself. There are always going to be some miserable people out there that are is going to say hateful things. It’s a jealousy thing.

  4. Kat January 27, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat the f**k was that about? So totally random and unwarranted. Where in the world did that commentary come from and what was the point? So…the way M. dresses negates the job she does here on the site. Wow. What a perfect example of the world we now live in. No way to better miss the point than to take the next exit!

    • Meaghan January 27, 2016 / 9:45 pm

      Perhaps whoever this person is can set up a “Help Meaghan’s Ugly Mug” fundraiser so I can buy a ton of makeup and get someone to teach me how to apply it, and pay for my melasma treatments, and buy me a whole new wardrobe from Oscar De la Renta and some Tiffany jewelry.

  5. Kat January 27, 2016 / 10:14 pm

    And then, when done with that, could apply themselves to fixing the rest of us! Shudder to think what my current outfit would rate. Maybe, someday, when my county gets the roads/schools/buses cleared the kids will go back to school! I mean, miracles could happen all over the place! Sheesh. I just don’t get life today. At what point, ever, did it become ok to critique, anon. or otherwise, someone you don’t know, about something that doesn’t matter (cloth on body) and suddenly that behavior is accepted. As opposed, of course, to what this site is about. I just fed the troll, but I’m tired and oversnowed and overkidded right now. Off to bed, may there be less snow tomorrow!

  6. Natalie January 28, 2016 / 5:20 am

    I’ve never commented before but Dhalia that is awful what you wrote. Your comments just show a shallow, cruel person. I can’t stand trolls and I think you need to get a life and do something to help someone else, reverse your karma because with comments like that you need too

    • William Baraby January 28, 2016 / 9:10 am

      I find Dahlia’s comments extremely comical! I have a funny feeling that Meaghan does as well. This isn’t her first rodeo, she has been dealing with pathetic people like this for many, many years, just like everyone out there who has the courage to run a blog. I’ll bet Dahlia is one of those people that send mean and hateful things to parents of missing kids, etc. There is a special place for people like you.

      Thank you Meaghan for having the courage to not remove that message. You are very beautiful and the things you do for this world make you that much more beautiful. Thank you again for everything you do!

  7. kat January 28, 2016 / 8:22 pm

    No, Meaghan can deal with it, she has before, with much more serious stuff. It just irks the crap out of the rest of us, who cannot deal with that kind of bs on this site. Not that she’s not irked, she just handles it her way, and then the rest of us sick of the whackjob trolls take over. I think that all her loyal readers do a good job! It is just sad how it detracts from the message and purpose of Charley. Hopefully this weeks meanie will go harass someone else. Can’t pass go in these comments.

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