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Greenpoint Fruit Market Manager Missing Since Monday (12/23)

Kong Chae Choi has been missing since Monday 12/23.

Kong Chae Choi, who managed the recently closed Young Fruit (192 Nassau Ave.) for over 30 years, has been missing since Monday, December 23rd.

Choi was last seen on Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the closed Young Fruit in Greenpoint at 192 Nassau Ave. His daughter Grace has contacted the NYPD and is looking for any information: “It is with great sadness (and anxiety) I write this, in hopes that the community may help with our family’s search…He is a loving father and family man and we wish for nothing more than his safe return.”

If you have any information please call 917-575-7976 :

Name: Kong Chae Choi
Height: 5’5
Weight:160
Age: 67
Car: White 2009 Ford Econoline
Plates: JDZ7412

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Body of Peter Spear Found

It is very sad to report that the body of missing man Peter Spear was found. On the Facebook page created in order to find him, his family shared the following message:

“It is with the deepest sorrow we have ever experienced that we report to you that our precious Peter Spear’s body was found and we have identified it. We are together as a family and lovingly supported by friends. The community of love that came together around Peter was a testament to how he cared for each of us. We know that you love Peter and that you love us and want to help. As needs arise we will not hesitate to reach out. Please continue to pray for us. No arrangements have been made yet. We will share those details as plans go forward.”

Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this difficult time.

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Help Find Peter Spear – Missing Greenpointer

Have You Seen This Missing Person?

I got a message from a reader whose friend Peter Spear went missing this past Sunday  (7/6/14) from Pine Plains, NY. His full name is Peter Delaney Spear and if you have information about him please contact Detective Ralph Franceschi at 845-486-3880.

There is a Facebook page dedicated to finding him: facebook.com/findpeterspear

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Missing Bushwick Man: Jay Ott (SHARE!)

Have you seen this missing Bushwick man?

You may have noticed the posters on the subway about the Bushwick man named Jay Ott who has been missing since March 22, 2014. He is 6’2″, 180lbs with light brown hair, blue eyes and wears glasses. If you see him or know his whereabouts please email [email protected] or call Thomas Pisano, 90th Precinct Detective Squad at 718-963-5368.

Please share this with as many people as you can.

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Missing Greenpoint Woman Last Seen on Freeman St After “Scared” Texts

A reader alerted me to this AMNY article about Greenpointer Dana Lauren Bonanno, which reports:

Police are searching for a Brooklyn woman who sent panicked text messages to friends and family before disappearing last week.

Dana Lauren Bonanno, 33, who lives in Greenpoint, disappeared around 11 p.m. on July 22 shortly after sending texts to her mother and friends that said she was “scared,” according to her mother Donna O’Conner and the NYPD.

Bonanno, who is described as 5-foot-1 and 110 pounds with brown eyes, was last seen on Freeman Street in a blue dress.

Please share this. If you have any information about Dana’s whereabouts contact the 94th precinct’s Detective Richard Carney (718) 383 – 8456.

Keep Dana and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

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Update: Found – Urgent Silver Alert: Missing Older Person in Greenpoint (SHARE!)

Update: Uncle Anibal was found by the police. He was admitted to Bellevue Hospital after a fall. We wish him a quick and healthy recovery!

Reader Jaci Hirschfield is missing her uncle Anibal in the Greenpoint area. The man was last seen at either McCarren Park or McGorlick Park. He’s wearing a red hat, gray shirt, and beige shorts, and has a very tanned complexion. He’s in his late 60s.

He doesn’t have a cell phone or know where he’s going. He only speaks Portuguese. The entire family has been looking for him for the last hour. He’s been missing since 11am. The police have been contacted.

If you find Uncle Anibal call: Maria 718-790-6736, Marc 718-790-6734, Jaci 718-790-6732 or contact the police.

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