The Doe Network:
Case File 136DFNY

1 Age-Progression
Left: Hughes, circa 1981; Right: Age-progression to 35 years (circa 2009).

Holly Ann Hughes
Missing since July 15, 1981 from Staten Island, New York.
Classification: Non-Family Abduction


Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: January 23, 1974
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 7 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'0; 50 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; blue eyes. Hughes has a fair complexion.
  • Clothing: Beige bathing suit; blue shorts and beige / brown shoes.


Circumstances of Disappearance
Hughes was last seen in the vicinity of Richmond Terrace and Park Avenue in Staten Island, New York at approximately 21.30 on July 15, 1981. Her mother sent her to purchase soap at a nearby deli at the time. She has never been seen again.
Andre Rand, a convicted New York murderer and child sex offender, was charged in 2001 with kidnapping Holly Ann. Authorities determined that Rand's aunt lived in the same Port Richmond apartment building where Hughes' family resided in 1981. He reportedly visited his aunt at the complex the day of Hughes' disappearance.
Rand is serving a 25-years-to-life sentence in the 1987 kidnapping of Jennifer Schweiger, a 12-year-old with Down's syndrome. He was also convicted in 1970 of raping a 9-year-old.
On October 19, 2004, a Staten Island jury convicted Andre Rand of first-degree kidnapping in connection with the abduction of Hughes.


Investigators
If you have any information concerning Hughes' case, please contact:
New York City Police Department
Missing Persons Squad
1-212-694-7781

Agency Case Number: KNMP00005

NCMEC #: NCMC601770

NCIC Number:
M-072555232

Source Information:
New York City Police Department
New York Post On-Line
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Staten Island Advance
Florida Missing Children Information Clearinghouse
NamUs


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