The Doe Network:
Case File 75DMNY

Left: Chait in 1971; Right: Age-progressed to 56 (2007)

Steven Norman Chait
Missing since March 13, 1972 from New York City, New York.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: May 9, 1951
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 20 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10"; 158 lbs
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Green eyes; brown hair. Chait had a mustache and a beard at the time he disappeared. He also wore eyeglasses.
  • Marks, Scars: Scars around his left eye.
  • Clothing: A winter jacket and a scarf.
  • Dentals: Available
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Chait was a student at Columbia University in New York when he disappeared in 1972. He resided at Furnald Hall on the campus of Columbia, where he was last seen. He said goodbye to his roommate without giving any indication he intended to leave for an extended period of time.
His family describes his mood as being "heavy of heart" at the time of his disappearance.
Chait also worked at Mama Joy's Delicatessen in New York City at the time of his disappearance.

If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Chait, please contact:
New York City Police Department
Attn: Frank Rodriguez
One Police Plaza
Room 1110
New York, NY 10003

Agency Case Number: 5495

NCMEC Number: 1066634

NCIC Number: M-138729871
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
New York City Police Department
Steven Chait: Missing Since 1972

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