Jacob Altman murder NYC #usa


Diane Patrick
 

My grandmother’s nephew, Jacob Altman, was found murdered in his office in Oct. 1981. He was bound and gagged. The office was located at 315 W 55th St. I don’t know the borough in NY. I believe his wife was Helene and he had a daughter. I think her name was Randy. I am curious if the murder was ever solved. Any information would be appreciated.

Diane Stein Patrick


Diane Jacobs
 

Your best bet would be to use Proquest 
which is a YS database of newspapers available through libraries.

Good luck!
Diane Jacobs


On Jul 4, 2022, at 8:41 AM, Diane Patrick via groups.jewishgen.org <dianespatrick=yahoo.com@...> wrote:

My grandmother’s nephew, Jacob Altman, was found murdered in his office in Oct. 1981. He was bound and gagged. The office was located at 315 W 55th St. I don’t know the borough in NY. I believe his wife was Helene and he had a daughter. I think her name was Randy. I am curious if the murder was ever solved. Any information would be appreciated.

Diane Stein Patrick

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Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Renee Steinig
 

Dr. Jacob Altman's office was in Manhattan. 

A New York Daily News article about the murder is attached (20 Oct 1981, page 5).

A possible source of information on the crime:

His grave and his wife's (Helen) are pictured on FindAGrave:

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...


On Mon, Jul 4, 2022 at 8:41 AM Diane Patrick <dianespatrick@...> wrote:

My grandmother’s nephew, Jacob Altman, was found murdered in his office in Oct. 1981. He was bound and gagged. The office was located at 315 W 55th St. I don’t know the borough in NY. I believe his wife was Helene and he had a daughter. I think her name was Randy. I am curious if the murder was ever solved. Any information would be appreciated.

Diane Stein Patrick


Yehuda Rubin
 

Not sure how much this will help, but I believe Manhattan is the only borough that has a 315 W 55th St.
Perhaps try contacting the municipal archives or police department records.
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Yehuda Rubin
Lakewood, NJ
yehudazevrubin@...


Susan&David
 

There is a death notice for his wife, Helen Ocko Altman. in the NY Times of Aug 12, 1995.  Her surviving daughter Randy and two granddaughters are identified.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 7/4/2022 11:58 AM, Renee Steinig wrote:
Dr. Jacob Altman's office was in Manhattan. 

A New York Daily News article about the murder is attached (20 Oct 1981, page 5).

A possible source of information on the crime:

His grave and his wife's (Helen) are pictured on FindAGrave:

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
genmaven@...


On Mon, Jul 4, 2022 at 8:41 AM Diane Patrick <dianespatrick@...> wrote:

My grandmother’s nephew, Jacob Altman, was found murdered in his office in Oct. 1981. He was bound and gagged. The office was located at 315 W 55th St. I don’t know the borough in NY. I believe his wife was Helene and he had a daughter. I think her name was Randy. I am curious if the murder was ever solved. Any information would be appreciated.

Diane Stein Patrick



Sherri Bobish <sherribob@...>
 

Diane,

A Newsday article dated 10/21/1981 provides follow up information after the murder.  The article states that Dr. Jacob Altman had been investigated for "unlawful drug prescriptions."  The article says he had unlawfully prescribed controlled substances to two undercover agents posing as patients, according to court papers.

Good luck in your search,

Sherri Bobish

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