Find Missing Steven Norman Chait!

Missing Young Man, Missing College Student, Missing Under Unclear Circumstances, Cold Case, Unidentified Individual

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Find Missing Steven Norman Chait!

Find Missing Steven Norman Chait!

Find Missing Steven Norman Chait!
He was working and attending school.
He was last seen leaving his dormatory.
He left all his personal belongings behind
And was never seen again.
That was over 46 years ago.
What happened to Steven Norman Chait?

Find Missing Steven Norman Chait!

Find Missing Steven Norman Chait! Steven Norman Chait has been missing since March 13, 1972. He is missing from Manhattan, New York. Steven NOrman Chait is classified as an endangered missing person. His year of 1951. At the time of his disappearance, Chait was 20 years old. His current age is 67 to 68 years old. Steven Norman Chait is a Caucasian male. He is described as 5’10” tall and 158 pounds at the time of his disappearance. His hair is brown and his eyes are green. Chait may have been depressed at the time of his disappearance. Chait had a mustache and beard at the time of his 1972 disappearance. He wears eyeglasses. Chait has light scarring around his left eye. When he was last seen, Chait was wearing a winter jacket, a knit hat and a scarf.

Find Missing Steven Norman Chait!

Steven Norman Chait was a student at Columbia University. The university was located in the New York City borough of Manhattan in 1972. He was employed at Mama Joy’s Delicatessen on Broadway and 113th Street in Manhattan. Chait resided in Furnald Hall on the Columbia University campus. He was last seen on March 13, 1972 as he departed his dormitory room.

Steven Norman Chait had spent the day there lying in bed and listening to music. He gave no indication to his roommate that he planned to be out for an extended period of time. He left all of his personal belongings behind, including his books, passport, and uncashed paychecks. He has never been heard from again.

Steven Norman Chait is described as a serious, complex, studious youth. He may have been depressed at the time of his disappearance. His mother stated her son was moody prior to his disappearance. And he believed he was letting everyone down. She believes he may have committed suicide. But she hopes he is still alive. She stated he was a good student and very proud of getting accepted into Columbia. But he became depressed and changed his major after he got a poor grade in an engineering course.

Steven Norman Chait’s had multiple hobbies in 1972. These included listening to classical music, relay running for the Columbia track team, and studying architecture and paintings; Chait was a member of the N.Y. Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. He regularly donated blood to the Red Cross and was also a member of the Sierra Club, an organization dedicated to protecting the environment.

For twenty-five years following his disappearance, Steven Norman Chait’s mother received several phone calls. She believes they were from him. She would answer the phone and the caller would refuse to speak. She assumed the caller was Chait and spoke into the phone, telling him she loved him and asking him to come home. After several seconds the caller would hang up. The calls stopped coming in 1997 and the caller has never been identified.

Steven Norman Chait left behind his parents and a younger brother and sister. His father died in 2002, but the rest of his family is alive and they still hope he will be found. His sister established a track scholarship at Columbia in his name. His case remains unsolved.

Find Missing Steven Norman Chait!

Steven Norman Chait has been missing for over 46 years. After this sheer passage of time, it is unlikely that he is alive. Would Chait have kept himself underground all this time without contacting his loved ones all this time? Would he voluntarily do that? It would have been hard to live underground without ever calling home. For five years after Chait’s disappearance, his mother got phone call from an unidentified individual. If the caller were Chait, what would motivate him to hand up when he heard his mother answer, telling him she loved him? This was probably wanting to believe Chait was still alive. His father had to die without answers.

Someone (s) knows something! Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Steven Norman Chait? Do you have any information concerning any person (s) who may be involved in his disappearance? If you have any information, you may contact the New York Police Department at: (646) 610-6914 or 1-212-694-7781. You may contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678. You may call 9-1-1 or your local police.

NCMEC: 1066634
NamUs Number: MP5938
Agency Number: KNMP05495

This article is about Steven Norman Chait when he reached his 35th annual missing date. Click here and learn more.
Websleuths provides a forum devoted to the disappearance of Steven Norman Chait. Click here and learn more.
Steven Norman Chait has a NamUs profile. Click here to view it.
Steven Norman Chait has a Doe Network profile. Click here to view it.
Steven Norman Chait has a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children poster. Click here to view it.
Steven Norman Chait has a NamUs profile. Click here to view it.
The above information is found on Steven Norman Chait’s Charley Project Page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International License.
The above image is courtesy of the GINA Foundation for Missing Persons.

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