North American Missing Persons Network
Fatih Algul

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Above Images: Algul, circa 2001

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 27, 2001 from New York City, New York
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 28, 1973
  • Age: 28
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Race: White/Turkish
  • Gender: Male
  • Medical Conditions: Algul was severely depressed in December
    2001. He stopped taking his medication two weeks prior to his
  • Clothing: Chef's jacket with The Garden Of Eden logo imprinted
    on the front, a white undershirt, a blue shirt, khaki pants.
  • Jewelry: White and yellow gold wedding band on one of his
    right fingers.
  • AKA: "Frank"
  • NCIC Number: M-112107572
  • Case Number: 200128783

  • 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.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Ridgefield, New Jersey Police Department
    Extension 373
    New Jersey State Police

    Source Information
    National Center For Missing Adults
    New York Post