Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Jeanne Scrima called home from an Erie, Pa., motel room on March 18, 1980, to tell her children she would leave for their Knox-Gallupville Road farmhouse at daybreak. She left Erie, PA on morning of 3/19/80 in her 1977 blue Lincoln, enroute to her house in Knox, NY. She was in the midst of divorce proceedings at the time. The couple lived together in Knox despite their marital troubles, but John Scrima never reported his wife missing. Her divorce lawyer contacted police after he hadn't heard from his client for more than a month.
State police believe Scrima was killed, probably somewhere in the Capital Region. Several weeks later, a witness spotted a still-unknown person driving her car in Fultonville. The Lincoln was later discovered abandoned in Oakland County, Mich. Jeanne Scrima was never heard from again. Scrima's body has never been found.
Shortly after the disappearance, state police searched the family farm and property Scrima owned in Schoharie and Montgomery counties. Hundreds of people have been interviewed in connection with the case over the decades, and investigators have followed leads in New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio and Michigan.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
New York State Police Major Crimes
Daily Gazette, The (Schenectady, NY) - Thursday, September 26, 2002