Though this letter may come as a surprise to you, please kindly take the time to read it carefully as it deals with a serious matter concerning a potential relative of yours.
This is by no means a prank or joke.
I am a French psychiatrist specialized in criminology and I am currently writing a book on Eugen Weidmann, the man who assassinated in July 1937 a young American dancer named Jean de Koven.
I have already found a few specific pieces of information thanks to Paris police archives that I have been authorized to examine :
Born in Boston, on the 29th of march 1913, this young woman, lived in France for a few days with her aunt Ida Sackheim, during the famous world fair known as the ."Exposition Universelle."in july 1937. Her aunt was her mother, Fannie Sackheim’s sister. Ida Sackheim worked as a fashion illustrator in New York and lived at 439 West End avenue NY.
Her office was located at 63 West 38 street NY, Phone Wisconsin 7-3266.
Jean de Koven had a brother named Henry de Koven born in 1908 who was 29 at the time and who lived with his parents (Abraham de Koven and Fannie Sackheim and his sister in New York at 10 Ocean Park Way in Brooklyn . He was apparently the Director of Radiocoin company located at 247 Park avenue,NY (I'm not sure of this last information).
I would like to get in touch with her descendants to ask them a few questions for my book. I am especially interested in finding out more about this young lady's family.
Unaware of whether or not Henry de Koven had any descendants , I have taken the liberty of contacting you
Feel free to contact me by email at email@example.com
Thanking you in advance for any assistance you may be able to provide me.
With my best wishes and deepest gratitude,
Dr. Catherine CARRE-ORENGO