Carol Wood

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Above Images: Wood, circa 1996

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 4, 1996 from Oswego, New York
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 13, 1966
  • Age: 30 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'0, 100 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue/green eyes. Wood has pierced ears. Her maiden name is Larsen.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A sleeveless gray ribbed turtleneck and blue jeans.
  • Medical Conditions: Wood was depressed and taking medication for the condition at the time of her disappearance, but her family doesn't believe she was suicidal.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Wood was last seen at approximately 1:30 a.m. on August 4, 1996 in Oswego, New York. She was driving her red 1993 Toyota Corolla at the time. The vehicle has a broken driver's side mirror and the New York license plate number R7L-871. Wood had left her six-year-old son with a babysitter and gone out for the evening. She was last seen leaving Anthony's Bar and Grill on east 3rd Street. Witnesses stated she got into an argument with her boyfriend at the bar shortly before her disappearance. She has never been heard from again and her car has not been located either. At the time of her disappearance, Wood was carrying a large handbag containing her journal, wallet and checkbook. Since her disappearance she hasn't used her bank account or credit cards.

    Before she went missing, Wood had told her loved ones she thought she was being stalked, possibly by a man who drove a white car. It's unclear whether the alleged stalking is related to her disappearance.

    Wood is the youngest of five children and she attended the Bryant and Stratton Business Institute. At the time of her disappearance, she worked in the cosmetics department of Kaufmann's Department Store. She was estranged from her husband, who is the father of her six-year-old son. Wood's case remains unsolved and her family believes she met with foul play, because they don't think she would have abandoned her child. They describe her as a naive, trusting and passive woman. She was declared legally dead after her disappearance.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Oswego City Police Department
    315-343-1212,
    315-343-8150

    OR
    315-343-8203

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    Source Information
    New York State Police
    The Doe Network
    The Oswego Daily News
    The Syracuse Herald
    The Syracuse Post-Standard

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 8, 2012; picture added, details of disappearance updated.

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