The most commonly-held belief nowadays is that Bathurst fell among thieves and was murdered for his fine coat and the money he had on him.
It is the lengthiest unsolved missing persons case in the history of New York City. Missing Persons File No. 13595 pertains to a prominent judge who disappeared without a trace on August 6th, 1930. Despite 16,000 leads and the discovery of a shady private life, the whereabouts of Judge Joseph Force Crater was never found. [...]