04 May 2021

  Major Darrin S. Pitkin
  Troop D Commander



Cold Case Tuesday: State Police continue to investigate the 1973 death of an Oneida Castle woman.

On July 26, 1973, Martha Louise Allen was reported missing by her grandfather from their 9th Street residence in Oneida Castle, NY.  Allen’s grandfather reported he had last seen her on July 25 at approximately 8:30 a.m., when he left the residence to go to the Syracuse area for the day. 

On August 17, 1973, a boater on Black Creek, in the area of Verona Beach State Park, located a partially decomposed female body in the water. The body was later identified as Martha L. Allen. 

At the time of her death, Martha Allen was 21 years old, 5’3” and 120 pounds.  She was last seen wearing red, white, and blue striped shorts, a lavender color tank top, and thick rimmed glasses.  She had brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on Allen’s death is asked to call State Police at (315) 366-6000.

Photos of Martha Allen:

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