Harriet T. Olsen
Olsen, approximately 2000
Date reported missing : 06/24/2000
Missing location (approx) :
Franklin, New York
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 11/19/1924 (96)
Age at the time of disappearance: 75 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5 - 5'10, 150 - 170 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : 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.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian female. Gray hair, hazel eyes. Olsen wears eyeglasses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Olsen was last seen at approximately 5:30 p.m. on June 24, 2000 at her family's residence on Fletcher Farm Road in Franklin, New York. Her husband went to the garAge at the time of disappearance: after dinner. When he returned home sometime between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m., Olsen was gone. 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's 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.
Other information and links : ncy
New York State Police
September 2021 updates and sources
New York State Police
October 12, 2004. April 3, 2019; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.