Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The Disappearance of Josh Rubin

An Unsolved Murder

Surveillance image of two men who <br /> used Rubin's credit card after his death.
Surveillance image of two men who
used Rubin's credit card after his death.
Police say the two men shopped at <br /> Woodbury Common Premium Outlets <br /> in Orange County, NY.
Police say the two men shopped at
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
in Orange County, NY.

Rubin's family -- mother Sandra Taube and stepfather Ben Zion Taube of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, father Leon Rubin and stepmother Phyllis Rubin of North Grafton, Massachusetts, sister Hilarie and brother Jonathan -- held funeral services for him at the Temple Emanu-El in Providence without understanding how Joshua Rubin's life had reached this brutal end.

Brooklyn cops are assisting with inquiries in their area, but Josh Rubin's body was found in the jurisdiction of the South Whitehall police force (whose spokesperson announced in December that they believe Rubin was murdered elsewhere before being dumped on Applewood Drive and set alight). The 36-member South Whitehall department hasn't responded to the FBI's offer to help with the investigation.

In March 2012, Pennsylvania investigators released the photos of two men who had -- just hours after his body was found -- used Rubin's credit card at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, a collection of upscale discount shops in Orange County, NY. The mall is about two hours northeast of South Whitehall, or an hour-and-a-half drive from Ditmas Park. The two men, in their late teens or early 20s, are clearly visible in the photos. But these images, and Josh Rubin's secrets, haven't yet led police to the killers.

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