Name: Richard Albright
Age: 69 years old
Last seen: October 14, 2021
Location: Jackson Heights, New York
Status: Still missing
69 year old Richard Albright was last seen in Jackson Heights, New York on October 14, 2021. He was last seen that morning leaving his residence near Junction Boulevard and 34th Avenue.
Richard Albright grew up in South Africa, and was raised by Southern Baptist missionary parents. He attended college in Kentucky, where he received a journalism degree followed by another degree in nursing.
He met his wife Cathy while working as a business editor at the “Armarillo Globe” newspaper in Texas. After getting married, the pair moved from Texas to New York where Richard got a nursing job at the Hospital For Special Surgery where he worked for 16 years.
Richard and his wife lived together near Junction Boulevard and 34th Avenue in Jackson Heights, New York.
At the time of his disappearance he was taking blood thinners for three previous open heart surgeries, and antibiotics following two knee replacements.
On October 14, 2021, Richard “Max” Albright was last seen leaving his home near Junction Boulevard and 34th Avenue in Jackson Heights, New York.
Surveillance footage shows him leaving the building for a walk at 11:18 am, then making a left turn towards Northern Boulevard.
He was wearing slippers at the time because his regular shoes had been hurting him, and it appears that he was walking with a slight limp.
Richard never returned home and hasn’t been heard from since.
Richard left his required daily medication behind at home.
A text from Richard’s wife was received at 1:30pm on the day he disappeared, though his cell phone continued to go straight to voice mail.
After his disappearance, his wife Cathy hired a private investigator who learned Richard took a bus on the day he disappeared, and later bought a 30 day Metro Card. His debit and credit cards have not been used since.
A search of Richard’s computer revealed that there was a museum in Flushing he was interested in visiting, but no further clues as to his possible whereabouts have been found.
The location of Richard Albright, as well as the circumstances surrounding his disappearance, remains unknown. His case is classified as missing and remains unsolved.
White male with gray hair and hazel eyes. Richard stands 6’3 tall and weighs 250 pounds.
Clothing and accessories:
Richard was last seen wearing khaki pants, a red shirt, and slider slippers.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Richard Albright please contact the New York City Missing Persons Squad at (212) 694-7781, or the New York Police Department 115th District at (718) 533-2002.
Resources & Further Information
Richard Albright – NamUS
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