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Thursday, February 16, 2012

[NY] State Police Captain's wife, Cynthia Gavitt, still missing

NOT FORGETTING CYNTHIA GAVITT

...Cynthia Gavitt, a mom of two, is the wife of Capt. William Gavitt of the State Police’s Troop G in Loudonville... "They know its one of their own, and they are working as hard as they can,” State Police Maj. William Sprague said... [November 1, 2011]

No one appears to still be looking for Cynthia, who was last seen October 28, 2011. The presumption appears to be that the river was the only place to look because her car was found nearby. Another presumption appears to be that police were looking for the victim of a suicide, because the bridge was the center of the search. Unlike famous missing people that get hundreds of articles written about them, Cynthia got a few days in the news - short articles with very little written about her as a human being other than she was sweet, the mom of 2, and a housewife. If she committed suicide, why was she that desolate? If she did not commit suicide, what happened to Cynthia Gavitt?

Below is all there is in the news.

POLICE SEARCHING FOR MISSING HALFMOON WOMAN AFTER FINDING HER VEHICLE ABANDONED IN PARKING LOT
The Saratogian
Michael Cignoli
Saturday, October 29, 2011
New York State Police are searching for a city woman after discovering her abandoned vehicle in a Halfmoon parking lot. State police said Cynthia Gavitt, 48, was last seen Friday morning. She is 5 feet, 4 inches tall, weighs 130 pounds and has hazel eyes and brown hair. Her 2004 silver Toyota Camry was located Saturday in a parking lot off Canal Road in Halfmoon, officers said. Anyone who has seen Gavitt since Friday morning or has information regarding her whereabouts is asked to contact  state police at 583-7000. [LINK]

TROOPERS SEEK HELP IN LOCATING SARATOGA WOMAN
timesunion.com
Monday, October 31, 2011
[Excerpt] HALFMOON, N.Y. (AP) — State police are seeking help from the public in locating a 48-year-old Saratoga County woman [Gavitt]... [Full article here]

MISSING WOMAN IS TROOPER’S WIFE
timesunion.com
November 1, 2011
by Dennis Yusko
[Excerpts] State Troopers Wednesday will resume searching around the Mohawk River in Halfmoon for the wife of a State Police captain who is sick and went missing. State Police and its scuba team have been looking since Saturday for Cynthia Gavitt, 48, of Saratoga Springs. On Tuesday, they concentrated their efforts in the river and around Canal Road, where police on Saturday discovered Gavitt’s Toyota Camry parked in a lot. Gavitt, a mom of two, is the wife of Capt. William Gavitt of the State Police’s Troop G in Loudonville. She has experienced severe physical health problems since the start of this year, which has been a major concern for her and her family, State Police Maj. William Sprague said. “There’s no indication she was forcibly taken or there was any crime committed,” Sprague said... She was reported missing Saturday morning. Search efforts have remained around Canal Road, which is located by the river. The scuba team stopped working at dusk. Members will continue their efforts early Wednesday, Sprague said... “They know its one of their own, and they are working as hard as they can,” Sprague said... [Full article here]

STATE POLICE STILL SEARCHING FOR MISSING SARATOGA WOMAN
YNN
Video reporter: Erin Vanella
11/01/2011 10:33 PM
[Excerpts] The search continues for a missing Saratoga woman. State Police say Cynthia Gavitt is married to a captain on the force. She was last seen on Friday. Police have been searching Halfmoon for signs of her disappearance after her car was found there on Saturday. Our Erin Vannella has the details... Police have released more information about a missing Saratoga woman. Cynthia Gavitt is the wife of a State Trooper... Police found her car on Saturday in a parking lot in Halfmoon. Since then, they have been searching the area for any leads. Cynthia Gavitt is married to Administrative Captain William Gavitt, who is stationed out of Troop G. POLICE SAY Cynthia has been suffering from severe physical health problems, medical problems, for the last year, and that has been on her mind... Members of the State Police say both Cynthia and Captain William Gavitt are well loved and respected by friends and family... Crews will resume their search Wednesday morning. [Full article here]

SEARCH CONTINUES FOR STATE TROOPER’S WIFE
YNN
11/02/2011 06:44 AM
[Excerpts] Police are resuming their search for a missing Saratoga County woman, who is the wife of a state trooper... "Our people have doubled their efforts. Captain Gavitt is widely respected. Our investigation has confirmed what many of us already know, that Cynthia Gavitt is well loved by her family, and liked and respected by all her friends and acquaintances," said Major William Sprague, State Police. Police have conducted aerial and ground searches, and divers are searching the Mohawk River with a sidescan sonar. [Full article here]

RIVER SEARCH FOR WOMAN WILL RESUME
timesunion.com
By Dennis Yusko
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
[Excerpts] State troopers Wednesday will resume searching around the Mohawk River for the wife of a State Police captain who is sick and went missing. State Police and their scuba team have been looking since Saturday for Cynthia Gavitt, 48, of Saratoga Springs... She has experienced severe physical health problems since the start of this year, which has been a major concern for her and her family, State Police Maj. William Sprague said... [Full article here]

TROOPERS STEP UP SEARCH FOR MISSING WOMAN
timesunion.com
By Dennis Yusko
Thursday, November 3, 2011
[Excerpts] Additional state troopers were dispatched Wednesday to the Mohawk River near the Crescent Bridge in an effort to find the ill wife of a State Police captain who went missing five days ago. "We haven't made any discoveries," Capt. John McCarthy said around noon Wednesday as he stood in a parking lot by the river just east of Route 9. The lot served as a base for the 25 to 30 troopers who conducted land and water searches on Wednesday for Cynthia Gavitt, 48, of Saratoga Springs. About 20 troopers worked there Tuesday, McCarthy said... The mother of two was reported missing Saturday when police found her vehicle along Canal Road, located just west of the bridge and Route 9. Cynthia Gavitt, a housewife, had experienced major medical problems since the beginning of the year, police said. "By all accounts, she is a very sweet woman," said McCarthy, who works with William Gavitt. State Police scuba teams were diving in the river in groups of four to six. The water is 6 to 25 feet deep in the area, McCarthy said. Other teams conducted ground searches around the bridge. Though the teams were aided by good weather Wednesday, the river water is so murky that divers can hardly see their hands in front of their faces, McCarthy said. The size of the search party was typical for a person who is believed to be missing in water, McCarthy said. "The hope is we find her and give the family some closure," he said. [Full article here]

STATE POLICE CONTINUE SEARCH FOR MISSING WOMAN
timesunion.com
Thursday, November 10, 2011
[Excerpts] State Police continued their search Thursday for a missing woman, Cynthia Gavitt, on the Mohawk River under the Crescent Bridge between Halfmoon and Colonie... According to State Trooper Maureen Tuffey, the search operation has been scaled back, with limited State Police involvement supplemented by area fire department divers. Their efforts, Tuffey said, have been hampered by poor visibility in the water. [Full article here]
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