Michael Sullivan ** New York City, NY ** November 7, 1997

Michael Sullivan ** New York City, NY  ** November 7, 1997

Michael Sullivan

Missing since November 7, 1997 from New York City, New York
Endangered Missing

Date Of Birth: March 3, 1943
Age at Time of Disappearance: 54 years old
Height and Weight -5'7; 135 lbs.

White male. Gray hair; blue eyes.

Circumstances of Disappearance
Sullivan and his girlfriend, Camden Sylvia were last seen jogging during the evening hours of November 7, 1997 in the New York City borough of Manhattan.
Sylvia and Sullivan were in the vicinity of Pearl Street and Hanover Square at the time of their disappearances. Neither of them have been heard from again.
The couple had been having problems with their landlord, who owned their apartment building at 76 Pearl Street in Manhattan. Authorities believe that the landlord was having financial problems and wanted to increase the rent for all of his tenants in his property in late 1997. He apparently threatened to turn off the heat if the renters did not agree to an increase. Sylvia presented the landlord with a petition signed by tenants at 76 Pearl Street on the day of their disappearances. The petition stated that the tenants would withhold their payments if the landlord followed through with his threat.
Extensive searches failed to produce any evidence of the couple's whereabouts.
The landlord was a co-defendant with David King in a $13 million civil suit charging that they had conspired to loot software, business records and customers from a fire alarm company. King disappeared during the lawsuit in 1991.

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Comment by Brenda on October 24, 2012 at 8:35am
Comment by Brenda on May 28, 2012 at 11:16pm
Comment by Brenda on May 5, 2012 at 8:42pm

A downtown couple runs an errand—and vanishes
The last time anyone saw Camden Sylvia and her boyfriend, Michael Sullivan (left), the couple was returning a video to a rental store near City Hall.

It was the evening of November 7, 1997. After that, they pretty much vanished into thin air.

Sylvia, 36, and Sullivan, 54, both artists, shared a loft in a shabby 1840s fifth-floor walk-up at 76 Pearl Street for years.

Neighbors suspected their disappearance may have had to do with the fact that earlier in the day, Sylvia gave the building’s owner, Richard Rodriguez, a letter stating that unless he turned up the heat, tenants were going on a rent strike.

Rodriguez and the couple were embroiled in an ongoing battle over building conditions and rent, which was stabilized at $300 a month.

Police focused on Rodriguez. They searched the Hudson River, and they brought scent-sniffing dogs to his property upstate. But there was nothing to link him to their disappearance.

Rodriguez served a few years in state prison for tax evasion. But he was paroled in 2002, and though Sylvia and Sullivan are long presumed dead, no trace of them has ever been found.


Comment by Brenda on March 3, 2011 at 10:15pm
Happy Birthday Michael..


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