SCOTIA, N.Y. (AP) — State police have released new information in the case of a 17-year-old who disappeared in the Schenectady suburb of Scotia in 2004.
Previously, Craig Frear had been last seen leaving his car and walking into the woods behind a friend’s apartment. On Sunday state police released new details they hope will help them solve the high school soccer player’s disappearance.
They said a co-worker believes he saw Frear in the passenger seat of a vehicle heading north on Route 50 in Glenville, north of Scotia, between Frear’s disappearance and July 2, when he was reported missing. It’s not known when investigators received the information, and police are working to verify the sighting.
Authorities have conducted dozens of searches over the years for Frear, who was a junior at Scotia-Glenville High School.
Just before his disappearance, Frear had gotten off the phone with his mother, who had asked him to come home after finding out he hadn’t shown up to his job at a supermarket for a few weeks, the Albany Times-Union reported. His Social Security number has never been used, according to police.