- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - State police investigators are seeking the public’s help in solving the murder of a woman whose body was found in a northern New York corn field 30 years ago.

Authorities say Dawn Svocak (SHOH’-vak) was reported missing by her domestic partner after she failed to return home from a Plattsburgh restaurant early on the morning of Aug. 17, 1984. Some of her personal items were later found in a nearby alley.

Five weeks later on Sept. 21, two farmers harvesting their cornfield in the neighboring town of Beekmantown found a woman’s body that was identified as Svocak.

An autopsy determined the cause of death to be a brain injury from blunt force trauma. Her death was ruled a homicide.

Investigators say they’ve interviewed several people and are continuing to track down leads.


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