Above: Alice circa, 1972
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: July 7, 1972
Missing From: Staten Island, Richmond County, New York
Classification: Non-Family Abduction
Date Of Birth: October 1, 1966
Age: 5 years old
Height and Weight: 4’2″ and 35 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian Female, Black hair, Hazel eyes
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A red polo shirt, blue shorts with gold buttons, and red sneakers
NCMEC Number: 604013
Details of Disappearance
Alice was last seen in Staten Island, New York on July 7th 1972. She was last seen playing in the lobby of Tysens Lanes Apartments located in the 600 block of Tysens Lane. She was last seen playing with her brother at the time. Her brother left her alone for a brief moment of time at approximately 3:30 pm. Alice disappeared by this time and was never seen or heard from again.
Alice was last seen in the company of Andre Rand, a mentally incompetent child predator. He was a painter at the apartment that Alice disappeared from. A witness stated they had seen Alice walking with Rand shortly after she disappeared. She may have also been seen in a park that was near the apartment in the New Dorp area. Alice was reported missing at 6:15 pm.
Rand is considered the primary suspect in Alice’s case. In 1987, Rand abducted and murdered 12 year old Jennifer Schweiger of Staten Island. Her body was found near Rand’s former campsite. The campsite was also located near the theater that Audrey and her family visited the day before her disappearance. Rand was not convicted of killing Jennifer but was convicted of her abduction.
Rand is considered a possible suspect in the 1977 disappearance of Audrey Nerenberg, the 1978 disappearance of Ethel Atwell, the 1983 abduction of Tiahease Jackson, and the 1984 disappearance of Henry Gafforio. In 2004, Rand was convicted of kidnapping Holly Hughes who disappeared in 1981. She remains missing.
Investigators believe that Rand might have been involved in several other missing persons cases in the Staten Island area but there’s no evidence that implicated him in any of them. Investigators have found no evidence he was involved in Audrey’s case but there’s much speculation that points towards the possibility.
At the time of her disappearance, Alice’s parents were separated and she lived with her mother. Her father lived in Manhattan at the time of her presumed abduction and he was initially investigated as a suspect in her case but is no longer considered as such.
Alice’s disappearance remains unsolved.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
New York City Police Department 646-610-6914