Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Malezhik was last seen walking out of the lobby of her apartment building on the 400 block of Corbin Place in the New
York borough of Brooklyn at 1:00 pm on October 15, 2007. She was carrying a cosmetics bag at the time of her disappearance.
She has never been heard from again. A friend reported her missing on November 8. She left all of her belongings and
identification behind at home.
A federal jury found Dmitriy Yakovlev, 43, guilty of the murders and identity thefts of Irina Malezhik and Viktor Alekseyev. The remains of Malezhik, a Russian-language translator who lived in Brooklyn and worked in the federal courts, have never been found; Alekseyev disappeared in December 2005, and his body was found in New Jersey in 2006. Yakovlev was also found guilty of stealing the identity of a third Brooklyn resident, Michael Klein, who disappeared in November 2003.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Federal Bureau of Investigation
The Charley Project