Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Gloria Korzon was last seen on Friday, March 9, 1981 as she left her job in Horsham, Montgomery County, PA, only about 6 miles from her home. She worked as a wire assembler at Bridgeport Control in Horsham. She left one hour early, seemingly agitated she told her boss that she "just had to leave". Her her car, wallet, clothing were all left behind at her home.
Korzon had been working steadily for three years. Each week, she called her parents in Massachusetts, until March 6, 1981. Her family, co-workers and friends have not seen her since. Six days after Gloria Korzon's disappearance, William Korzon went to see her boss and said that his wife was resigning because of medical problems.
Gloria Korzon's parents, Raymond and Pearl Kidder, never accepted that their daughter simply disappeared. From the day of her disappearance until July 1981, Ray Kidder said he tried to contact his stepdaughter about 40 times. He left messages on an answering machine or talked to William Korzon, who said his wife was "unable to come to the phone." William Korzon promised to relay the messages, but there was still no word from their daughter.
Korzon had been married since 1967, and there was a history of domestic abuse. Gloria Korzon filed - but never followed through on - two court petitions requesting protection in 1978 and 1980. The first petition alleged that her husband regularly beat her "until she was bloody," according to the search warrant. Several times in April 1978, the petition alleged, William Korzon "threatened to kill" his wife and her German shepherd, Max. Gloria suffered a broken arm on June 15, 1980. During an interview with police at the couple's home, William Korzon "admitted to pushing his wife and breaking her arm," the warrant said.
In 1986, Warrington police obtained a search warrant that allowed them twice to dig up her husband's back yard to look for Gloria Korzon's body, court records show. The warrant indicated that police thought Gloria Korzon and her dog, Max, were buried there. Using a backhoe, police found only the dog's remains buried about six feet behind the Korzons' modest stone ranch home.
According to her husband Gloria called him periodically over the years and he believes she is either in Florida or South Carolina, or somewhere in New England.
Foul play is suspected.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Warrington Twp Police Department