North American Missing Persons Network
Arkadiy Tashman

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Above Images: Tashman, Far Right: AP to Age 21

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 26, 2005 from Staten Island, New York
  • Classification: Endangered Runaway
  • Date Of Birth: October 12, 1987
  • Age: 17
  • Height: 6'0"-6'2"
  • Weight: 170-180 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Light Brown/Blond
  • Eye Color: Gray/Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Pierced left ear,
    scars on both arms. Speaks fluent Russian and English.
  • Clothing: Green baseball cap, gray hooded sweatshirt,
    blue jeans and black sneakers.
  • AKA: "Ark"
  • Case Number: 05/0456
  • NCMEC Number: NCMC1007600
  • NCIC Number: M-004636399

  • Details of Disappearance
    Arkadiy was last seen on January 26, 2005 in Staten Island, New York. He is an avid skateboarder and might be located in popular places frequented by young skateboarders in the Manhattan or Brooklyn areas of New York.

    According to Crime Library, "On Tuesday, January 25th, Ark left his Mariner's Harbor home to visit a friend who lived nearby. He was last seen sometime around 2:45 a.m. the next morning when he left for home. Later that morning Ark's parents found an upsetting message he had left beneath a TV remote control. "Sorry about this. No wake, no funeral," it read. Disturbing messages were also found on his computer." He was apparently distraught over the end of a relationship, though family and friends say they doubt he was suicidal. He had no history of depression or running away.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New York Police Department's Missing Persons Squad
    Det. Crawford
    (800) 346-3543
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

    Source Information
    New York Police Department
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    The Crime Library
    Arkadiy Tashman - The Missing Story