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Wilbur, circa 1985; David Sherk

Missing Since 08/24/1985

Missing From Angelica, New York

Classification Endangered Missing

Sex Female

Race White

Age 75 years old

Height and Weight 5'6, 160 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Black hair, brown eyes. Wilbur has a scar on her abdomen. She wears prescription eyeglasses.

Details of Disappearance
Wilbur was last seen buying groceries at the supermarket in Angelica, New York at 5:45 p.m. on August 4, 1985. She has never been heard from again. Because she was a widow and lived alone, her disappearance wasn't noticed for about a week. When authorities checked her house on west Main Street, the found her new 1985 Ford Escort was found parked in her driveway with groceries, including perishables such as milk, rotting inside it. Her house was unlocked, all the shades were drawn, and there was a half-eaten meal sitting out on the kitchen table.

In the summer of 2020, Sherk confessed to Wilbur's murder. He was in a Wyoming County, New York medical facility, being treated for terminal cancer, at the time. He told authorities he had buried Wilbur's body near the Almond Dam, an area which has flooded many times in the years since her disappearance.

Authorities are looking for her remains. Because of Sherk's cooperation and his terminal condition, charges are not expected to be filed in Wilbur's murder.
Investigating Agency / Department

New York State Police 585-268-9030

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