Barbara Jean Aleksivich

Above: Aleksivich, circa 1973


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 3, 1973 from Bath, New York
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 24 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6, 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Aleksivich's maiden name is Jones and she may use the last name Flanigan. She wears eyeglasses.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A green pullover sweater, a white blouse, a blue and white plaid skirt and brown loafers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Aleksivich was last seen at the local Elks lodge in the vicinity of Gansevoort Street and Williams Street in Bath, New York on October 3, 1973. She left her husband there and began walking the two blocks to their home in the 100 block of east William Street, but she never arrived and has never been heard from again.

    A local man, Frederick C. Bush, was convicted of murdering another woman and burning her body after Aleksivich's disappearance. He served a prison sentence, was released and is now living again in the area. Authorities believe he could have been involved in Aleksivich's case, but there's insufficient evidence to charge him. Her disappearance remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Bath Police Department


    Source Information
    The Elmira Star-Gazette


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 6, 2017; details of disappearance updated.

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