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Cold Case: NYS Police investigate 1979 missing person case

Posted at 1:00 PM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 13:00:28-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — New York State Police are looking for leads in a missing person case from 1979.

On December 21, 1979, the grandmother of James Dean Knox reported him missing. She last saw him at her home in South Warsaw on December 9, 1979.

Authorities later discovered Knox had been seen by friends, associates and local business people in the Village of Warsaw on December 10 and 11 before he suddenly disappeared. Knox was known to frequent a local pizzeria.

Knox was living at 35 Wyoming Street and on medical leave from Leroy Machine Co. at the time of his disappearance.

Knox is described as a white male, 5'11", 150 pounds, dark blonde hair, blue eyes and wears glasses. He was 24-years-old at the time.