Audrey May Herron ** Catskill, NY * 2002

Audrey May Herron  ** Catskill, NY  *  2002

Audrey May Herron

Missing Since: August 29, 2002 from Catskill, New York
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: October 4, 1970
Age: 31
Height: 5'0"
Weight: 105 lbs.
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Race: White
Gender: Female
Distinguishing Characteristics: May wear eyeglasses with
brown wire frames. Scar on right thumb that also covers a
portion of her hand. Mole on inside right knee. Petite.
Smokes cigarettes.
Clothing: Dark green medical scrubs and a blue turtleneck,
white athletic shoes.
Jewelry: Yellow gold necklace with a pendant reading
"#1 Mom", and a watch with a white leather band and a
white metal face.
NCIC Number: M-822665578
Case Number: 021026
Details of Disappearance
Audrey May Herron was last seen driving westbound on State Route 23 in the town of Catskill, New York, at approximately 11 p.m., on August 29, 2002. She had just left her job as a nurse at a local health care facility and was driving a 1994, Black Jeep Grand Cherokee with New York license plates reading X233UV. No traces of Audrey or her vehicle have been found.

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Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
New York State Police
(518) 622-8600

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Comment by Brenda on August 29, 2014 at 11:09pm

12 Years ago today that Audrey went missing. :(

Comment by Brenda on August 29, 2012 at 9:29am
Comment by Brenda on August 25, 2012 at 7:02am

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Published: Sunday, August 19, 2012


Still, Parker said, Herron “rides with me every day. She’s in my rear-view mirror every day.”

Parker has a sticker on her vehicle in honor of Herron, and she’s planning the 10th annual “Riding for Audrey” motorcycle event for next Saturday. Proceeds from the event will be split among Herron’s children and shared with The Center for Hope.

“Riding for Audrey” will be held at Brennan’s School House Inn on state Route 81 in Earlton, a hamlet in the Greene County town of Coxsackie. The admission price is $25 for adults, $10 for children ages 8 to 13 and free for children under 8. The motorcycle ride, known as the Poker Run, costs an additional $10.

Sign-ups for the Poker Run will be held between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m., and the ride will leave Brennan’s at 10 a.m.

The event for those not participating in the Poker Run will begin at 1 p.m. It will feature live entertainment, a bike rodeo, raffles and more, and a pig roast will start at 5:30 p.m.

The first person who arrives at the event wearing the T-shirt from the original ride will receive free admission and a special gift.

More details are available at the “Riding For Audrey” page on Facebook.

Parker said the Saturday event isn’t just for Herron, but for every missing person and that other families with missing loved ones are welcome to attend.

Parker also said she could not be putting on the event without the support of several businesses and people, including her friend Maria Hadley, who also had been friends with Herron.

Hadley and Herron met at Parker’s wedding, two months before Herron disappeared, and they became close, Parker said.

She said Hadley has helped her continue to put on the “Riding For Audrey” and this year created a DVD tribute to Herron. Copies of the DVD will be given to riders at the event and will be shown there as well, she said.

“This whole event is based on the generosity of friends, family and community businesses,” Parker said.

She said business sponsors of the event include Brennan’s, Twin-Tech Motorcycles, Round Top Knit & Screening and DJ Andy D.

Parker said Sonsia’s father, David Court, also has been helpful and has led the motorcycle ride with Herron’s brother, Ray Turk Jr.

Herron was described at the time of her disappearance as white, 5 feet tall and 105 pounds with has hazel eyes and light brown hair.

She last was seen wearing green medical scrubs and a blue turtleneck top.

Anyone with information about Herron’s disappearance is asked to call state police at (518) 622-8600.

Editor's note: This story was edited 08-20-12 to add that the vehicle Herron was driving was never found and that neither Jeff Herron nor Sonsia Court could be reached for comment for this story.

Comment by Brenda on August 25, 2012 at 7:01am

*** Continued **

Published: Sunday, August 19, 2012

In May 2008, Herron’s picture was included in a deck of New York “cold case” playing cards. The cards, which related to unsolved homicides and missing-person cases, were given to jail and prison inmates in hopes they might recognize someone and be able to provide authorities with information. Herron’s card, the jack of diamonds, did not provide any leads.

Fitzmaurice said Herron also was featured on the TV show “Without a Trace.”

Olmsted said she always feels a little better knowing police still are looking for her daughter. She also said she tries to keep Herron alive for her grandchildren because they were very young when their mother disappeared.

Sonsia Court is now 20 and will attend Utica College in the fall to study nursing, Olmsted said.

According to her Facebook page, Court is a certified nursing assistant at Kaaterskill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center — in the same building where her mother worked when she disappeared.

“Audrey would be so proud of her,” Olmsted said of Court. She said Court is like Herron in that she is sensible, reasonable, quiet, subtle and family-oriented.

Olmsted said she also sees a lot of Herron in Katie, who will turn 14 this month. Quinn Herron will be 12 in October.

“I can see so much of her in these children, and it’s almost a comfort to be around them,” Olmsted said. “Audrey was very special.”

Parker said Herron’s disappearance “still feels like yesterday.” She noted Herron’s 42nd birthday is coming up in October and said she should be celebrating her “fabulous forties” with friends.

“Growing old sucks without her,” Parker said, adding that it’s unfair that Herron’s children don’t know what happened to their mother

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Comment by Brenda on August 25, 2012 at 6:57am

Family, friends hold out hope for Audrey May Herron 10 years after her disappearance
Published: Sunday, August 19, 2012

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Aug. 29 will mark 10 years since Audrey May Herron disappeared.

She left work that day at the end of her shift at the former Greene County Long-Term Health Care Center in the Jefferson Heights section of Catskill, and she hasn’t been seen since.

The people closest to her say someone must know what happened.

Herron’s family and friends say there is no way the mother of three would have abandoned her children, and they continue to hold out hope that, someday, the mystery of Herron vanishing will be solved.

“She didn’t disappear on her own,” said Herron’s friend Marie Parker.

Rather, Parker believes Herron’s disappearance was planned by someone who knew her.

Herron’s mother, Shirley Olmsted, also believes someone was involved in her daughter’s disappearance. People don’t just vanish from the face of the Earth, she said.

“I pray every day that they find out what happened to her,” Olmsted said. “I think that hope is always there.”

Jeanne Turk, Herron’s stepmother, said it’s been difficult to go all these years with no clue about what happened.

“There’s nothing,” Turk said. “There’s absolutely nothing. And it just seems like it’s so unjust.”

Turk said family members and friends have done everything they can to keep Herron’s story in the public eye. Turk said she’s been spreading the word on Facebook and trying to get Herron’s story included on a TV show about missing people hosted by HLN’s Nancy Grace. The family even has consulted a psychic, Turk said, though she noted the person was of no help.

“Whoever did it (caused Herron’s disappearance) did a real neat and tidy job,” Turk said. She also surmised that more than one person may have been involved.

Turk said her husband, Ray, always hoped to find his daughter but died in June 2011 without that wish being fulfilled.

“We’d always hoped we’d find her before Ray passed away,” Turk said. “Still, I find it’s just as important to me to find her now. I just know somebody did something to her.”

State police Investigator William Fitzmaurice said Herron’s case remains open and active and that police continue to check leads as they come in. He said there’s been nothing viable in recent years but that police still use their assets, like divers, when they can to recheck areas where Herron might be.

“We’re really not in any better shape than we were 10 years ago,” Fitzmaurice said. “We’ve run every lead that’s come in.”

Herron was 31 years old, living in the Greenville hamlet of Freehold and working as a licensed practical nurse when she vanished.

She last was last seen driving a black 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee with New York license plates X23-3UV, which also has not been found. Police said she left work, as usual, on Aug. 29, 2002, but never arrived home to her husband, Jeff Herron, and her three children, Sonsia Court, Katie Herron and Quinn Herron.

Neither Jeff Herron nor Court could be reached for comment for this story.

Immediately after Herron’s disappearance, police and volunteers conducted ground searches by retracing her possible routes home. They covered about 120 miles of roads and trails, and police also used helicopters.

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Comment by Brenda on August 25, 2012 at 6:54am

Community remembers Audrey Herron, 10 years after disappearance

Posted: Aug 24, 2012 4:21 PM EDT

Five Years Missing: Friends & Family Remember Audrey May Herron
CATSKILL, N.Y. - Audrey May Turk Herron, a Greene County wife and mother, will be missing ten years this August.

This year will be the tenth annual and last "Riding For Audrey" on Saturday, August 25th. After this year's bike run the money that was formerly in an account as a reward for her return or information about her disappearance will be turned over into trust for her three children.

Herron was last seen leaving her job as a part time nurse at Columbia-Greene Long Term Care Facility in Catskill around 11 p.m. on August 29, 2002.

Since then, Herron's family and friends have held a motorcycle ride each year to raise money for a reward fund and to make sure the public doesn't forget about her.

Saturday's ride will be at Brennan's School House Inn on Route 81 in Earlton, N.Y. Admission is $25, children 13 and under $10. Sign up begins at 7 a.m., the ride leaves at 10 a.m., followed by an afternoon benefit at 1:30 p.m. and pig roast at 5:30 p.m.

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Comment by Brenda on August 29, 2011 at 1:38pm
Missing 9 Years today...
Comment by Brenda on July 24, 2011 at 6:58am
Annual 'Riding 4 Audrey' brings community together; Honors Ray Turk Sr.

Bikers make their way to Greenville on Route 81 as part of the 9th Annual Audrey Herron Bike Run on Saturday. Photo by Lance Wheeler photo
By Jeff Alexander
Hudson-Catskill Newspapers
Published: Sunday, July 24, 2011 1:49 AM EDT
EARLTON — The 9th annual “Riding 4 Audrey” event had the community and motorcyclists paying tribute to Audrey Herron’s father, Ray Turk Sr.

“Ray passed June 23 and a lot of people thought he was a wonderful man. He was so determined to find his daughter,” said Jeanne Turk.

According to Turk, Ray had suffered from cardiac arrest while in the hospital.

“His passing was a total shock, I still haven’t accepted it. I was so out of sync but people came by to offer help and it really picked me up,” she said.

She noted that Ray’s passing was three weeks shy of their 34th anniversary.

Audrey Herron’s disappearance has perplexed her family and the community. She has been missing since August 29, 2002 and was last seen leaving her job at Greene County Long-Term Health Care Center.

Turk believes the case is not cold and still has a hard time accepting Audrey’s disappearance.

“It was a short ride home from work. I think someone out there knows something and will find it in their heart to come forward.”

Herron’s vehicle has not been recovered and few leads have surfaced. Turk believes that if the vehicle is found, Audrey will be found, too.

Turk’s son Mike Sleeper flew in from Germany to support the annual event and comfort his family.

“The family is very well-known in the community and the support is overwhelming,” he said.

Turk took the time to share some memories of her and Herron and noted how she was happy the day of her disappearance.

“Even the day she disappeared she was so happy and we were all kidding around. I remember this one time we took a boat ride and I was navigating. We were just laughing so hard together,” she reflected.

Turk added “She was not my blood daughter but you don’t have to be blood to love someone like your own.”

Marie Parker first started Riding 4 Audrey to raise awareness about her missing friend and celebrate Audrey’s memory. Parker remains confident that someone has information about the case, but will not step forward.

“Someone out there knows something. Where did her Jeep go? I think it was someone that knew her. I do miss her,” said Parker.

This year’s event was hosted by Brennan’s School House Inn and featured performances by Skeeter Creeek and Byrds of Prey.
Comment by Joanne on February 26, 2011 at 5:55pm

Still Missing Mother of Three~ AUDREY MAY TURK HERRON

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On August 29th, 2002, Audrey May Turk Herron was last seen leaving her place of employment in Jefferson Heights, NY at approximately 11pm in her 1994 Black Jeep. Her home, only 12 miles away was her destination & she never arrived....

Both Audrey & her vehicle are still missing. She & her vehicle remain missing under suspicious circumstance.


There is a $25,000.00 Reward!


Please, if you have any information: Call NYS Police @ 518-622-8600


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Comment by Brenda on January 22, 2011 at 2:19pm
A baffling ‘cold case’

Published: Saturday, January 22, 2011 2:08 AM EST
If you think of the phrase “cold case” in these parts, you might associate it with the unsolved 2002 disappearance of Audrey May Herron.

However, there is another cold case that dates back two years earlier than the Herron disappearance. It is less celebrated, less well-known and it involves law enforcement in Greene and Columbia counties.

This is the case of Jackie McCalop of Catskill. McCalop was stabbed to death at some undetermined time. Her decomposed body was discovered on Sept. 30, 2000 by two duck hunters in a public access area on the shore of the Hudson River, only a mile or so from the Rip Van Winkle Bridge approach in Greenport.

More than a decade later, authorities continue to search for her killer or killers. A local radio personality known as The Iceman is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case.

After the body was discovered, Columbia County Coroner Angelo Nero ruled that the cause of death was multiple stab wounds to McCalop’s chest.

McCalop, who died at age 43, was born and raised in Hudson but had been living in Catskill at the time of the slaying. She worked as an assembler for the Charter Supply Company, a Philmont company that manufactures plastic bottles.

According to a published story about the crime, McCalop struggled with drug abuse and had been involved in prostitution. She was reported missing by her family a week before the body was discovered. McCalop had not been seen since Sept. 14, 2000.

Police believe McCalop was killed elsewhere and her body dumped in the remote yet accessible location near the bridge. It was then that the state police investigation stalled.

The Iceman’s reward still stands, and he said he wants to see a breakthrough in the case to bring McCalop’s family some kind of closure.

There’s an irony in the fact that McCalop’s body was hidden but not entirely concealed, as if the killer wanted to pose some sort of challenge to investigators.

Although the reward is small and 11 years is a long time, we encourage anyone with knowledge or information about what happened to Jackie McCalop more than a decade ago to come forward and tell what they know. Her family, which has agonized for a long time, deserves to see justice done and the book closed on this case.


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