Reward Offered in Search for Missing Englewood Teen

An 18-year-old college student reportedly disappeared after a visit to Brooklyn.

A local congregation is offering a reward for information leading to the safe return of an Englewood teenager who disappeared last month.

Touro College student Caroline Starkman, 18, went missing after visiting a "friend" in Brooklyn the weekend of July 6, according to a message from Congregation Ahavath Torah. She also goes by Vicki or Victoria.

The Englewood congregation, where her parents are members, has created a fund to cover a $10,000 reward for information leading to Starkman’s safe return, the message said.

Family members filed a report with police, hired a private investigator and reached out to contacts in Brooklyn, but have now decided to make a public plea for information in the case, the congregation said. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact Englewood Police Detective Barry Miller at 201-568-4875 or 201-871-6416, or Private Investigator Jerry Clarke  845-264-5105 or 866-357-4769, 24-hours a day.

First published 11:02 a.m. Thursday. Last updated 9:15 p.m. 

Boston Patriot September 13, 2012 at 12:06 PM
Other sources say the reward is up to $25,000. I hope Sandy Shapiro is right and that she'll return soon, unharmed.
DMAB6395 September 14, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Noah--is there any news on Caroline? I haven't heard anything else about her since this article...can you please update us on her? Thanks
John Santaella September 17, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Whoever did what? Was there a crime committed? Maybe this woman, she's not a girl, left on her own.
Noah Cohen September 17, 2012 at 04:16 PM
I will check into it and post any updates. It is worth noting that, at this point, nothing has been released to indicate a crime was committed. To Boston Patriot: Additional money was put forward after this story was published.
Josh Karpf September 21, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Per The Jewish Week, "The Record of Bergen County reported on its website late Thursday night that Starkman . . . was released to the custody of Mothers and Fathers Aligned Saving Kids, known as MASK. She was later reunited with her family. MASK helps young people who have conflicts with their families, have trouble with substance abuse or other social ills or have difficulty fitting into Orthodox life. . . . had been treated for a broken arm following her arrest. . . .she was not in danger and did not want her family to find her. O'Keefe also said Starkman had run away from home before." Maybe a secular social services agency would be a better choice?


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