Thursday, March 16, 2006

Audrey May Herron: Florida story false, possible sighting

The good news: Someone might have seen Audrey outside the state of New York. Because the police are not saying which state, I strongly encourage all Amerians to keep on the lookout.
The bad news: The story about a truck driver saying he drove her to Florida--which I just posted yesterday--turns out to be false. I will leave that post up, but I will add an update to it.
Below is the portion of the Albany Times-Union's "Law Beat" which relates to Audrey:
New lead emerges in disappearance of nurse
By CAROL DeMARE, Staff writer
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First published: Thursday, March 16, 2006
State Police are
investigating a new lead -- a possible out-of-state sighting -- in the case of
missing Catskill nurse Audrey May Herron.
Herron, a licensed practical
nurse, was 31 when she vanished 3 years ago after finishing her shift at 11 p.m.
at the Columbia-Greene Long Term Health Care Facility. She said goodbye to
co-workers in the parking lot and drove off in her 1994 black Jeep Grand
Cherokee, heading for home in Freehold, Greene County, about 12 miles away.
Neither she nor her vehicle have been seen since that night of Aug. 29, 2002.
Investigators have pursued numerous leads. Searches by police, family and
friends and local residents shortly after her disappearance turned up nothing.
Police have treated the case as a homicide since her disappearance.
there's something new to look into.
"We're working an out-of-state lead, and
we are speaking to an individual who saw a woman who may look similar to
Audrey," State Police Capt. Wayne Olson said. "We don't have any credible
evidence at all that this is Audrey."
Olson, who heads the Troop F Bureau of
Criminal Investigation, based in Middletown, said the new information "is one of
hundreds of leads that we've followed on this case up to this point, and this is
a lead that is dealt with just like all those others."
He declined to name
the state where the lead originated. Investigators debunked media accounts over
the past couple of days, saying there was no truth to a report that a truck
driver told police recently that he picked up Herron that night and drove her to
A year ago this month, investigators looked into yet another lead
that involved contacting Canadian authorities in an attempt to trace the sender
of an e-mail to the Herron Web site from a person purporting to be the missing
mother of three. It proved fruitless.
Those close to Herron have made
efforts to keep her name in the public eye. A $20,000 reward has been
If you have seen Audrey, call the New York State Police at (518) 622-8600.
Audrey's website:
Print a poster of Audrey at

Photo of Audrey from The Charley Project ( Visit the site for a complete profile and more photos, especially if you think she looks even slightly familiar.
Jeep photo from Audrey's poster.

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