Harriet T. Olsen

Above: Olsen, circa 2000


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 24, 2000 from Franklin, New York
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 19, 1924
  • Age: 75 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Gray hair, hazel eyes. Olsen wears eyeglasses.
  • 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.
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    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
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New York State Police
    Troop B
    Ray Brook Station


    Source Information
    New York State Police
    The Press-Republican


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