Cold Case Solved: Woman Missing Since 1975 Found In Nursing Home
MONTICELLO, MA — Police say a New York woman who vanished 42 years ago has been found alive at a nursing home in Massachusetts.
According to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, Flora Stevens was 36 years old in August 1975, when her husband dropped her off for a doctor’s appointment at a Catskills hospital. When he returned to pick her up, she had vanished.
Over the years, police investigated the case but were never able to locate Stevens.
In September, New York State Police were reportedly working on another cold case when they found someone using Stevens' social security number at an assisted-living residence in Lowell, Massachusetts.
The detectives visited the residence and confirmed the person was Stevens, who now uses the last name Harris.
Police say Harris has lived there since 2001, is suffering from dementia, and has no living relatives.
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