[UPDATE IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] 9/08/08: The Vaad in London has reached out to YWN in a desperate attempt to locate a next of kin in order to bring a Nifteres to Kivuras Yisroel.
The troubling incident unfolded when an elderly woman by the name of Sylvia Kamen A”H went missing in Stamford Hill, and was not seen for a few days. Concerned neighbors contacted Stamford Lodge in London who gained entry into her apartment. Unfortunately their worst fears were confirmed when her lifeless body was found inside the apartment.
Authorities are now refusing to allow her to be buried until a next of kin is located!
It is a possibility that she has relatives in the USA, and if you know the name “Sylvia Kamen”, or have any information that can help in locating a family member, please contact the Vaad in London at 011-44-20-8800-9892; or call Misaskim at 718-854-4548.
UPDATE 9/10/08: YWN has been informed that the Nifeteres was released earlier today, and the Levaya is scheduled to take place this afternoon (Wednesday). Additionally, NO family has been located as of this posting. If anyone has any info, please contact the Vaad of London or Misaskim at the above numbers.
The Nifteres has been named as Mrs Sylvia Ruth Hanah Kamen A”H. The Levaya will be today at 4:30PM in London outside the building she lived at Stamford Lodge in Amhrst Park, the Kevura will be in the Cheshunt Bies HaChayim in London.
(Dov Gordon – YWN)