A user named wifiloveyou on Reddit put together a very comprehensive map of New York State with a type of geographical breakdown of unsolved crimes. The marks on the map represent six different categories:

  • Missing Men
  • Missing Women
  • Murdered Men
  • Murdered Women
  • Bodies Found
  • Unidentified Bodies

You can hover over different areas of the state and find out more about the missing individual or unsolved crime. The map extends as far west as Oklahoma because the victim or crime has a connection back to New York.

In the Capital Region, some of the unsolved cases include:

  • The discovery of human remains found in Albany circa 1975

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  • The 1994 unsolved murder of 81 year old Wilomeana 'Violet' Filkin in East Greenbush

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  • The disappearance of UAlbany student Suzanne Lyall in 1999

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  • The 2014 murder of the Chen family in Guilderland

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In total, there are nearly 300 instances of missing, unidentified or unsolved cases highlighted on this map. By clicking an individual icon on the map, it will bring up that particular case and provide links with more information. Many of these cases date back several decades.

This looks like it took a lot of work to put together, but perhaps the simplicity of having this map at our fingertips can help garner some information that can eventually lead to solving the mysteries and provide closure for the victim's families.

If you have a few minutes, take a look through and see some details of each case. Maybe you'll have some information that shed new light on a cold case here in New York.

15 Of New York State's Most Wanted Criminals- June 2022

Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 06/01/2022:

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.