Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Nancy Snow disappeared after allegedly returning to Annapolis, Maryland on or about November 6, 1980.
She had flown from St. Louis, Missouri, where she had been temporally sent by her employers at the Republican National Committee during the Reagan/Bush Campaign, where she was a fund raiser for the campaign to elect McNary for Senator. The evening of November 5th, 1980 she flew to Baltimore Maryland, to attend a private party.
She allegedly spent the night there in a motel after the party and had breakfast with the man whose party she had attended. After breakfast Snow waited with the man in his car until her temporary housesitter picked her up. He arrived driving a car, which one witness remembers to have been a type other than Snow's Turquoise V.W. convertible. The party host claimed that Nancy got out of his car, said good bye and got into the car driven by the housesitter. The party host claimed that Nancy told him she and the housesitter were to drive to Connecticut the next day. She was never seen or heard from again by her family.
The the housesitter told police after her disappearance that she had met a man named "Captain Jay" or "Captain J" at McGarvey's Saloon -- an Irish pub near her house in Annapolis -- after the election. He said Snow had been hired to sail a yacht from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to the Caribbean, and that in the wee hours of the morning on November 8, he walked her to an intersection where she got into a van with her bags and $1,000.
In 2010, Annapolis police said they were searching for a 55-foot sailboat, the Cotton Blossom, which was docked in the Petrini Shipyard at the time Snow disappeared.
Snow, a former talk show host and a world traveler who spoke seven languages, had three daughters, who were living in California with her ex-husband at the time of her disappearance.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's Office
The Washington Examiner