North American Missing Persons Network
Kristine Kupka

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Above Images: Kupka, circa 1998

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 24, 1998 from Brooklyn, Kings County, New York
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 3, 1970
  • Age: 28
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Weight: 140 lbs
  • Hair Color: Red
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Kupka has a scar on her nose,
    as well as freckles. Her ears are pierced.
  • Medical Conditions: Kupka was five months pregnant at the time
    of her October 1998 disappearance. She was scheduled to deliver her
    child in March 1999.
  • Clothing: Long black skirt and black sweater.
  • Case Number: KNMP07998
  • NCIC Number: M-166028638

  • Details of Disappearance
    Kupka was last seen leaving her apartment on Westminister Avenue in the New York City borough of Brooklyn on October 24, 1998 at approximately 12:30 PM. Kupka's roommate said that Kupka's boyfriend, Darshanand Persaud, arrived at their house shortly beforehand. Kupka left a message on her sister's answering machine saying that she was going to look at Persaud's new apartment and would call later.

    He reportedly said he'd driven Kristine to a mall, waited outside in the car while she shopped, then dropped her off near her home. Kupka has never been seen again.

    Persaud was Kristine's chemistry instructor at Baruch College in New York City, where she majored in philosophy. They began dating shortly after she completed his class and continued their relationship for five months. When Kristine informed Rudy that she was pregnant, he told her that he was married. Tension rose between Kristine and Rudy over the pregnancy. He feared that it would ruin his life and his family would shun him. He pleaded with her to have an abortion. Family and friends claim she soon became fearful of Persaud.

    Authorities questioned Persaud once after Kupka's disappearance. He hired an attorney and has not granted any further interviews.


  • Above: Persaud, circa 1998

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New York City Police Department
    (646) 610-6914

    Source Information
    New York City Police Dept.
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