Arkadiy, approximately 2005; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression to Age at the time of disappearance: 29 (approximately 2016)
Date reported missing : 01/26/2005
Missing location (approx) :
Staten Island, New York
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/12/1987 (33)
Age at the time of disappearance: 17 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0 - 6'2, 170 - 180 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A light gray hooded sweatshirt or sweat jacket, blue jeans, black sneakers, a green baseball cap and a small hoop earring.
Medical conditions : Arkadiy was apparently depressed at the time of his disappearance and may have been suicidal.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Blond/brown hair, blue/gray eyes. Arkadiy's nickname is Ark. He is a Russian national who emigrated to the United States in 1996, and he's fluent in Russian and English. He has scars on both arms and his right ear is pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Arkadiy was last seen in Staten Island, New York on January 26, 2005. He had been visiting a friend and was last seen departing for home at 2:45 a.m. He never arrived and has never been heard from again. His cellular phone was left behind at home when he vanished.
Later that morning, Arkadiy's parents found a messAge at the time of disappearance: he had written and left beneath a television remote control in his bedroom. It read: "Sorry about this. No wake, no funeral." His parents notified police immediately, but for unknown reasons authorities did not begin an official search for Arkadiy for six days.
Arkadiy's friends and family stated that they had not seen any indication that he was suicidal prior to his disappearance. He had broken up with his girlfriend shortly before his disappearance and was very upset about it, and she says he told her he had considered suicide before.
Nonetheless, Arkadiy's loved ones do not believe he would have taken his own life. His parents stated that his disappearance was completely out of character and they do not know what could have caused him to leave; he had never even visited a friend's home before without parental permission.
Arkadiy was a junior at Port Richmond High School at the time of his disappearance. He resided part time with his parents on Brabant Street in the Mariners Harbor neighborhood of Staten Island, and part time in Bensonhurst with his adult sister, who was vacationing out of the country at the time of his disappearance.
He is an avid skateboarder and investigators have searched for him at skateboard parks in Brooklyn, Greenwich VillAge at the time of disappearance: , Staten Island and the East VillAge at the time of disappearance: of Manhattan in New York City.
Some Age at the time of disappearance: ncies classify Arkadiy as a runaway, but he is considered to be an endangered missing person due to his depression and the note he left. His disappearance remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
New York Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
New York State Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse
The Crime Library
The Brooklyn Skyline Newspaper
The Times Herald-Record
New York Daily News
The Staten Island Advance