April L. Grisanti
North American Missing Persons Network
April L. Grisanti

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 1, 1985 from Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 1, 1964
  • Age: 20
  • Height: 5'4"
  • Weight: 120 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown; curly
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: April had pierced ears.
  • Clothing: Black rabbit fur jacket. Black shirt. Blue jeans,
    possibly striped. White sneakers. Gray/beige clutch type purse with
    top zipper.
  • Jewelry: Small silver plain ring. Thin silver ring with
    turquoise stone.
  • Case Number: 000000294

  • Details of Disappearance
    Grisanti was in the process of breaking up with her boyfriend of 3 years, James C. Aaron Jr. On the evening of 1/31/85 into 2/1/85 the two had been involved in a physical altercation and the police responded but Grisanti did not press charges. Police observed that one of her fingers were bleeding.

    A second altercation occurred at 00.15 on 2/1/85 outside Anthony's Cafe on Main Street, where witnesses observed James Aaron force Grisanti into his blue Cadillac and drive off. Aaron claimed she had exited his vehicle at a stoplight, three blocks from the cafe. Grisanti was never heard from or seen again and her body has never been recovered.

    Her wallet with drivers license, credit cards, and birth certificate were found in Norwalk about 1 month later. Her car was found submerged in the Norwalk River near Ann Street.

    James Aaron was later arrested on two charges of first-degree kidnapping in connection with her disappearance, and for the theft of her car. Mr. Aaron was the estranged husband of Mary Aaron, whose body was found decomposed in a wooded area on August 1, 1981. Aaron pleased guily to a reduced charge of secon degree kidnapping. He was sentenced to 15 years. He was released in 1991.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Norwalk Police Department

    Source Information
    The Hour