Mother, wife, and Bay Ridge resident Hazuki Matsushita and her 11-month old son Isse Salazar have both been missing since Friday, the police reported. They were last seen leaving Matsushita’s mother-in-law’s home at 3 p.m. on November 18.
Police describe Hazuki as 5’5″ and 125 lbs with a thin build, light complexion, black hair and dark eyes. She was last seen wearing a brown and black coat. Her son, Isse, also has black hair, dark eyes, and a light complexion.
While initial reports had little detail of conditions around Hazuki and her son’s disappearance, the Daily News has revealed through police sources and an interview with Hazuki’s distraught husband, 43-year-old Carlos Salazar, that the couple were fighting, and Salazar had been threatening Hazuki’s life.
According to the News, Salazar threatened to slap and kill Hazuki before throwing a filled garbage bag at her in a fight shortly before her disappearance. Cops were called, but no one was arrested, and Hazuki went to stay with Salazar’s mother. On the 18th, the day of her disappearance, Hazuki said she “was ready to come home, but never arrived,” the News reported.
While Salazar openly admitted to the News that he had threatened his wife, he also said Hazuki had been neglecting their son, even going so far as to sprinkle insecticide throughout the house without taking into account that the baby might ingest it while crawling about.
According to Hazuki’s website, she is a makeup artist hailing from Tokyo, Japan who originally came to America to do movie makeup in Hollywood before relocating to New York in 2009.
Anyone with information in regards to this missing is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers
Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.