Rose Marie Gayhart ** Livingston County, NY/FL

Rose Marie Gayhart ** Livingston County, NY/FL

Rose Marie Gayhart
Missing since March 14, 1985 from Livingston County, New York
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Date Of Birth: February 8, 1962
Age at Time of Disappearance: 23 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'2"; 110 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown, curly hair; brown eyes.
Marks, Scars: She has a scar below her chin. Faint scars around nose and eye, which may not have been noticeable. Stretch marks from prior childbirth. She wears eyeglasses.
Dentals: Available.
DNA: Available
Circumstances of Disappearance
Gayhart lived in the 50 block of northeast Barron Way in Fort Myers, Florida in 1985. Gayhart has never been heard from again. Her family believes foul play might have been involved in her disappearance.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Livingston County (New York) Sheriff's Department
Detective Mark Burgess

Agency Case Number: ELS001365

NCIC Number: M-156785068
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
The Gayhart Family

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Comment by Brenda on February 8, 2014 at 10:29am

Happy Birthday Rose 

Comment by Brenda on July 23, 2012 at 9:54am
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Comment by Brenda on February 16, 2012 at 1:35pm

Never giving up hope
Women continue search for sister more than 25 years after disappearance

Laurie Travis
From left, Brenda Avery, Dawn Drexel, whose daughter is missing, and Laurie Travis at a missing persons forum in Rochester.

By Jeff Miller
Genesee Country Express
Posted Feb 16, 2012 @ 12:00 PM

It’s been more than 25 years since the disappearance of Rose Marie Gayhart, but her sisters, Laurie Travis and Brenda Avery, haven’t given up hope.

Both women travelled to Wilson Academy in Rochester on Jan. 28 to attend Community Cry for Help Missing Persons Awareness Day.

The forum was hosted by the family of 22-year-old Alonzo Williams of Rochester, who disappeared Nov. 22.

“I’ve been fighting, fighting hard,” Travis said about searching for her missing sister. “And I’m not giving up.”

They, as well as several other families, set up tables and booths with information on their missing loved ones. The two also brought along information on the still-unsolved Jane Doe found in Caledonia in 1979, and were given the opportunity to speak publicly about their missing sister and their search.

The sisters estimated about 100 people attended the forum in all.

While Travis has been involved in searching for her sister since 1995, the forum has helped Avery commit to finding their sister. “I didn’t know there was a lot more help,” she said. “It does get emotional.”

Gayhart was last seen in Cape Coral, Fla., on March 14, 1985. Her belongings were found behind the Cape Coral Police Department, and according to a news report at the time, was last seen getting into a pickup truck with an unidentified man after finishing her shift at a local restaurant.

According to the news report, she was not getting along with her boyfriend at the time.

Although she went missing in Florida, the investigation has been headed by Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.

Ten years after her disappearance, Travis and Avery visited the sheriff’s office to check up on the case. To their disappointment, no progress had been made.

Travis then decided she should involve herself in the search.

“I’ve been fighting since, big time fighting. And I am not giving up until I find some kind of closure,” she said.

The recent forum in Rochester has helped Travis and Avery find resources and networks in the South that can help them spread the news of her disappearance.

Travis said the forum “put a lot of stuff in my head and made me really realize that I had the ability to go out there and push things a little further.”

The two would like to conduct a similar forum in Livingston County.

On a related note, Travis and Avery made contact with Gayhart’s son last spring, who was adopted and grew up in western New York. He now lives in Perry, and came across members of his biological family through his own research.

Avery and Travis have another sister, Cheryl Towner, who lives in Dansville. Gayhart was the second oldest of the four siblings.

Comment by Brenda on February 10, 2012 at 8:52am
Comment by Brenda on September 19, 2011 at 12:29pm

Comment by Joanne on February 8, 2011 at 1:13pm
Happy Birthday Rose !


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