Details of Disappearance Anderson was last seen at Lake City Dodge on Washington Street in Jamestown, New York on October 28, 2008. She stopped there to visit her boyfriend, then left at 1:10 p.m., driving her dark blue 2005 Dodge Caravan with the New York license plate number CX404. A photograph of a similar vehicle is posted with this case summary. Anderson missed a scheduled meeting at 3:15 p.m. that day, and also didn't pick up her son for school. Items found at her home suggest she went there after leaving the car dealership. She has never been heard from again. Her car was found abandoned on October 30, in a rural wooded area off Kortwright Road, south of Jamestown. It was parked near a gas well, out of sight from the road. This location is about a half-mile's walk or two miles' drive from Anderson's home.
Anderson was in the process of divorcing her second husband when she went missing. They had separated approximately two years before, and she took out an order of protection against him after he allegedly placed a tracking device on her car. He was arrested in 2007 for violating that order and was placed on probation. Police searched Anderson's second husband's home and questioned him, but he isn't being called a suspect or a person of interest in her case. Anderson planned to marry her boyfriend in 2009. He isn't considered a suspect in her case, as he was working all day on the date she disappeared.
Anderson's purse disappeared with her and has never been located; authorities are interested in finding it. The purse is described as black, eight inches by eight inches in size, with a GH Bass & Company logo. Her keys are also missing.
Anderson's disappearance is considered suspicious, as it's extremely uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning. Her cellular phone has been turned off since she went missing, which is also uncharacteristic of her behavior. Anderson left behind two teenage daughters and a young son, and is described as a devoted mother. She worked from home as a medical transcriptionist and part time as a technical assistant at the Hultquist Library at Jamestown Community College in 2008. She has been known to visit Pennsylvania. Her case remains unsolved.
- New York State Police
- Troop A
Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated September 15, 2010; distinguishing characteristics updated.