Rosemary Cosgrove
North American Missing Persons Network
Rosemary Cosgrove

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Above Images: Cosgrove, circa 2005

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 18, 2003 from New York City, New York
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: N/A
  • Age: 51
  • Height: 5'6"
  • Weight: 120 lbs
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown almost Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Short-cropped hair.
  • Medical Conditions: Rare form of dementia called Picks,
    also called frontotemporal dementia, left Cosgrove socially inept
    at times, forgetful and liable to say just about anything to anyone.

  • Details of Disappearance
    Rosemary was last seen at The Belvedere Hotel. She had lost her travel bag, passport and return ticket home. A hotel manager tried to help her, and later told family members that she had seemed disoriented. The day after a parade, Rosemary was planning to take a bus back to Newark Liberty International Airport, in hopes of finding her lost bag.

    When Pick's disease took hold, Cosgrove's hygiene deteriorated, and at times she stopped taking care to dress appropriate to the weather. She also began acting impulsively.

    The evening of March 17, two police officers on patrol spotted Cosgrove strolling through Harlem, wearing a light, summer-style dress a dark-colored peacoat and carrying a purse. While the day had been warm, reaching a high of 69, the temperature that evening was dropping through the 50s. The cops approached her and found that she appeared confused and couldn't remember the name of her hotel. The officers found her hotel room key and drove her to the Belvedere.

    The family confirmed that Cosgrove credit card to check in at the Belvedere. Her credit card and bank account have not been used since Cosgrove disappeared. It is believed Cosgrove also had about $600 in cash on her.

    In November 2003, almost eight months after Cosgrove vanished, her missing passport arrived in her mail in Scotland.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Terry Daniels

    Source Information
    New York Times