Rabbi Shmuel Goldin has just posted this letter on Facebook:
We are gratified beyond measure to inform the community that Caroline Starkman has been found without serious injury. The family firmly believes that the prayers and support of the entire community have enabled them to reach this moment and they express their deepest gratitude.
In the immediate days to come, the family asks for privacy to enable them to chart the best course for Caroline. They will share developments with the community in the future.
Caroline’s family deeply thanks all of you once again for your support and tefillot.
Wishing everyone a Shana Tova!
Rabbi Shmuel Goldin”
Caroline Starkman, 18, from Englewood, N.J. has been missing since spending Shabbat in Brooklyn, over the July 4 weekend. She was last seen on July 11 on West 24th Street in Brooklyn’s Coney Island.
A flyer states she had a bad sunburn and was wearing a pink bikini.
Her family has offered a $500 reward for information leading to her safe return, and her synagogue, Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood, has offered an additional $10,000 reward.
Starkman, is a student at Touro College. Her parents, Cherie and Steven Starkman, filed a missing person’s report.
Starkman also goes by the names Vicki and Victoria, and she is 5’5″ tall, 110 pounds, with blonde hair, blue eyes and a 4-inch scar above her right big toe and a beauty mark above her right eye.
For information, contact Det. Barry Miller at the Englewood Police Department, (201) 568-4875 or (201) 871-6416; private investigator Jerry Clarke, (845) 264-5105 or (866) 357-4769; or the New York State Missing Persons organization, (877) 657-6481.