23 February 2021
Major James M. Hall
Troop A Commander


Cold Case Tuesday:  New York State Police in Warsaw continue to investigate the 41-year-old missing person case of James Dean Knox.

On December 21, 1979, the grandmother of James Dean Knox reported him missing. She reported she last saw him at her home in South Warsaw on December 9, 1979.

Further investigation by the New York State Police revealed Knox had been seen by friends, associates and local business people in the village of Warsaw on December 10 and 11, before his sudden disappearance.

At the time of his disappearance, Knox was residing at 35 Wyoming Street, Warsaw, NY and on medical leave from Leroy Machine Co., in Leroy, NY.  Knox was known to frequent a local pizzeria in the village of Warsaw. 

Knox is described as a white male, 5’11” tall, 150 pounds, dark blonde hair, blue eyes and wears eyeglasses.  Knox was 24 years old at the time of his disappearance.  

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the New York State Police – Bureau of Criminal Investigation at 585-344-6200.  Please refer to case # 3029766.

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