Harriet T. Olsen

Olsen, circa 2000

  • Missing Since 06/24/2000
  • Missing From Franklin, New York
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth 11/19/1924 (93)
  • Age 75 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'5, 150 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A blue shirt, green corduroy shorts, two wristwatches and sunglasses.
  • Medical Conditions Olsen suffers from a form of dementia. She may be disoriented as a result of her condition.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Gray hair, hazel eyes. Olsen wears eyeglasses.

Details of Disappearance

Olsen was last seen between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. on June 24, 2000 at her family's residence on Fletcher Farm Road in Franklin, New York. She has never been heard from again.

Olsen's family members told authorities that she always took her dog, Katie, for walks in her neighborhood. Katie was discovered inside the residence after Olsen disappearance. Her loved ones believe that Olsen may have vanished after retrieving the mail or visiting a neighbor, as she never brought Katie along for short excursions.

Authorities believe Olsen may have attempted to return to her previous residence in Wethersfield, Connecticut. Her daughter said that Olsen's first great-grandchild was born prior to her disappearance. Olsen was anxious to see the infant and her daughter planned to bring the baby to Olsen's New York residence in early July 2000.

It is possible that Olsen attempted to travel to her grandchild's Connecticut home to see the newborn, but she never arrived. Authorities also speculated that she may have traveled to the Adirondack region of New York for the Fourth Of July celebrations, as many of her neighbors frequented the area at the time. Olsen was never spotted during the festivities. Her case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • New York State Police
  • Troop B
  • Ray Brook Station
  • 518-897-2000

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