Police re-introduce Wyoming County missing persons case, nearly 42 years later

Created: February 23, 2021 12:18 PM

WARSAW, N.Y. (WHEC) —  New York State Police are asking for your help solving a 41-year-old missing person's case out of Wyoming County.

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

Police say Knox had been seen by friends, associates, and local business people in the village of Warsaw on Dec.10 and 11, before his sudden disappearance.

At the time of his disappearance, Knox was 24 years old.

He lived at 35 Wyoming Street in Warsaw, and was on medical leave from LeRoy Machine Company in LeRoy. 

He's described as five foot 11, 150 pounds, dark blonde hair, blue eyes, and wears eyeglasses.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police at 585-344-6200.  Please refer to case # 3029766.

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