10 March 2020
Major Darrin S. Pitkin
Troop B Commander

Cold Case Tuesday: State Police continue to search for Franklin County woman who went missing in 2000

State Police continue to search for 75-year-old Harriet T. Olsen who was last seen at her residence on Fletcher Farm Road in Bloomingdale.

On June 24, 2000, Henry Olsen contacted State Police to report that his wife, Harriet T. Olsen, age 75, was missing.  Olsen reported he last saw his wife within their residence while having dinner at approximately 5:30 p.m.

After dinner, Henry went to the garage and returned to the residence at approximately 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. He was unable to locate his wife and began searching the immediate area and contacting neighbors.  Olsen called his daughter in Connecticut, who advised him to call State Police.

On June 24, 2000, The New York State Police conducted a search of all residences within a 2 mile radius of the Olsen’s house with negative results.  Numerous interviews of neighbors, hospitals, taxi services, and bus lines proved unsuccessful in developing any leads.

A two week, multi-department search was initiated on June 24, 2000.  New York State Environmental Conservation Police and Forest Rangers assisted in the search.  The search failed to locate Harriet T. Olsen or provide any substantial leads.

Harriet T. Olsen was described as 5’ 05”, 170 pounds, with short grey hair and glasses.  She was described to be in fairly good physical health; however it was believed that she suffered from Alzheimer’s.  It was normal for her to take short walks and she left no messages indicating her intentions or destination.

Anyone with information regarding the disappearance of Harriet T. Olsen is asked to contact the New York State Police, Troop B Headquarters, in Ray Brook, New York, at 897-2000.   

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