Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Jonathan M. Schaff, 23, was last seen around 4:30 a.m. on January 18, 2014, after an altercation at Riverside Pub on Main Street in Granville, NY.
He was last seen walking east on Main Street. Jonathan Schaff, a native of Granville and Fair Haven, Vt., had gotten in a fight at Riverside Pub shortly before he left with a couple he had just met, who told police they were going to give him a ride home. Their car was parked just east of the state line, in the parking lot of Loomis Trucking on Route 149. As they were walking to the car, the couple stopped for a cigarette break along the road and Schaff continued walking. When they got to the car he was not there and they couldn’t find him.
Schaff suffered a cut to his head and his glasses were broken during the fight. He was not believed to have been seriously injured. No arrests were reported by police in connection with the fight. Those involved in the fight stayed in the bar, and no one called police or made any effort to file a criminal complaint. There may have been two men involved in addition to Jonathan, and it appeared that Jonathan was defending a female cousin who was being harassed by a man. Police said he had been drinking, but it was unclear whether he was intoxicated.
Schaff's cellphone was found in an abandoned vehicle in West Pawlet.
Police from Granville and Vermont as well as numerous fire companies have been searching for Schaff. The Mettawee River is near where he was last seen, leading to concerns he might have fallen in.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Vermont State Police
The Post Star