Sharon Shechter ** Perinton, NY

Missing Since: December 9, 2001 from Perinton, Monroe County, New York
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: February 10, 1966
Age: 35
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 110 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Race: White
Gender: Female
Distinguishing Characteristics: Three temporary caps
or dentures installed in place of her upper four front teeth in
December 2001 as the result of an accident. Pierced ears.
Clothing: White sweatshirt with "Cape Cod" written on
the front, blue jeans pants, a long blue jean jacket, sneakers.
NCIC Number: M-272057027
Case Number: 180631
Details of Disappearance
Sharon was last seen on Sunday, December 9, 2001 at approximately 5:00 PM on Nettlecreek Road, in the Town of Perinton, New York. She departed from her home driving her 19992 Red (Maroon) Dodge Caravan with wood grain panels and NY registration U457WP. The van was recovered from the parking lot, with blood in the interior, from the Days Inn Motel at 1273 Chili Avenue, in the town of Gates, New York on December 12, 2001.

Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Monroe County Sheriff's Office
(585) 428-5310
Monroe County CrimeStoppers
(585) 423-9300

Source Information
National Center For Missing Adults
News 10
NY Sheriffs
Monroe Co Sheriff

Views: 461


You need to be a member of New York State Missing Persons to add comments!

Join New York State Missing Persons

Comment by Brenda on December 9, 2014 at 10:15pm

Missing 13 years today... :(

Comment by Brenda on December 21, 2012 at 9:25pm

Comment by Brenda on July 8, 2012 at 9:41am
Comment by Brenda on December 9, 2011 at 9:05am

Missing 10 Years today..

Comment by Brenda on December 8, 2011 at 9:14am

Sharon Shechter missing for 10 long years

Sandra Poole doesn't expect to see her daughter Sharon Shechter alive ever again. But Poole, of Fairport, is determined to keep her still-missing daughter's name and photo in the public eye as long as she can.

"Somebody knows something," Poole says, as she has said again and again over the years. Shechter disappeared 10 years ago Friday. She was divorced, had three children (Jake, Amber and Rachel), lived in Perinton and worked as an ultrasound technician for Ide Radiation. A few days after her disappearance, her 1992 minivan, blood stained, was found in Gates.

And after all this time, that's all there is.

To Sandy Poole, it's pretty simple. Somebody killed her daughter. "She would never have left her kids," she says. And she wants answers.

"I wear this pin every day," Poole says, pointing to a 4-inch button on the front of her sweater — a button with Shechter's picture on it. "And every day somebody says something — like, 'Oh, I remember her.'"

To prepare for the 10th anniversary of Shechter's disappearance, Poole went to Staples to have a few hundred more business cards printed — cards with her daughter's photo and a request to call the Monroe County Sheriff's Department with information at (585) 753-4723. The manager at Staples kindly printed her some fliers with the same photo and information, fliers she'll post around town. "That's all I can do," she says.

Poole doesn't keep much in her small apartment, which belonged to her daughter. She has a few photos on the wall, but she gave Shechter's wedding dress and other possession to her daughters — so they will have some connection to their missing mom.

Poole has a copy of a cookbook filled with the recipes that her grandmother, Anna "Bobbie" Jaciw Kolmetz, brought with her from Ukraine when she moved to the United States. Shechter edited the collection, Bobbie's Kitchen, in 1996.

And she has memories. Of the year Sharon was Miss Pre-teen Rochester, of her daughter's junior prom at Gates-Chili High School. She still laughs at her memory of a trip she and Sharon took to Hungary when she was just a child. When they returned and Sharon was asked about food, she couldn't stop talking about the "walking chicken" — the headless bird still running around the yard before it was plucked.

Poole remembers the family wedding they all attended in Las Vegas just months before Shechter disappeared. When her daughter disappeared, Poole was living in Webster with her mother (now in a nursing home) and she remembers how her mom would sit near the sliding glass door that Shechter would come through.

But all of those memories fade slowly over time. "She used to call me three times a day," Poole says. "Before she went to work, during her work day and then when she got home." She misses those calls. She misses the sound of her daughter's voice. And like any mom, Poole wants to know what happened to her little girl.

But hers is and has been a lonely vigil. Sandra Poole's voice is filled with sadness. She can't forget. She doesn't want to forget. She just wants to know what happened that night, 10 years ago. And she will not abandon her quest.

"Somebody knows something," she says again.

Mark Hare's column appears on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. He can be reached at (585) 258-2351.

Comment by Brenda on February 10, 2011 at 2:02pm
Happy Birthday Sharon..


 If you have a loved one missing in New York and you would like to have their information/photo added to New York State Missing Persons website. Please contact us at the link below.

Latest Activity

Carla Eckert is now a member of New York State Missing Persons
Nov 18
kocak ahmet replied to Brenda's discussion Heather Ballard ** Syracuse, New York * April 8, 2012
Nov 2
Maria Ortiz commented on Susan Hurlburt's photo
Oct 25
Profile Iconamanda amick, Ronni Gilhuley, Christina Ingerson and 11 more joined New York State Missing Persons
Oct 23

© 2016   Created by Joanne.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Free Sitemap Generator
web counter
web counter