Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Algul, manager of a city gourmet food chain, departed from The Garden Of Eden in the New York City borough of Brooklyn at approximately 8:30 p.m. on December 27, 2001. He was in a trance-like state at the time, security camera footage shows.
Algul wore only his white chef's coat and left behind his keys and wallet.
He was in a catatonic condition, a repeat of an attack of depression that hit him months earlier following the death of a family member.
The business, which is an upscale gourmet farmers' market, is located in the 100 block of Montague Street.
A store worker spotted him later that night at the Wall Street station of the No. 2 subway line, but Algul didn't respond to the man's greeting and stared straight ahead.
He unexpectedly exited two stops later at the Wall Street station in the borough of Manhattan.
The day after his disappearance, his desperate family reported Frank missing, then posted more than 10,000 fliers across the city and around Ridgefield, N.J., where they live.
They also hired private investigators and placed newspaper ads seeking information.
Relatives believe Frank may have been taken as a terror suspect after the 9/11 attack.
Algul may be too sick to reveal his true identity.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Ridgefield, New Jersey Police Department
New Jersey State Police
National Center For Missing Adults
New York Post