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Decades Later, Disappearance In Westchester Remains Shrouded In Mystery

Dobbs Ferry native Martin Crumblish (right) when he went missing and a progression model of what he may look like today.
Dobbs Ferry native Martin Crumblish (right) when he went missing and a progression model of what he may look like today. Photo Credit: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – It’s been more than three decades since he’s gone missing as a 17-year-old in Dobbs Ferry, but clues remain elusive in the disappearance of Martin Crumblish.

Crumblish was last seen leaving a friend’s party on May 4, 1981, but he never returned to his aunt and uncle’s home in Yorktown, where he was staying the following morning. According to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, foul play is suspected.

The would-be 51-year-old Crumblish is described as a 6-foot male weighing approximately 150 pounds. He has blond hair, blue eyes and has a gap between his upper front teeth and a slight cleft in his chin.

Once alerted by family members, the Dobbs Ferry Village Police Department investigated the case, but clues and leads were scant following his disappearance. His wallet was never found, but his Social Security card was discovered in his bedroom. Neither the number or identity associated with the card have been used since the disappearance.

The investigation was originally handled as a missing persons case, but has been treated as a homicide for more than a decade. Crumblish is believed to be dead.

Through the years, the investigation has picked up multiple times, most recently last year, when a plot of land in woods north of Dobbs Ferry Road was excavated following a tip. In 2001, the Dobbs Ferry Police Department got an assist from three New York City cadaver dogs who searched the area nearby the location Crumblish went missing.

Dobbs Ferry Police continue to follow leads in Crumblish’s case, but wouldn’t comment on the investigation. Anyone with information can contact the department’s Detective Division at (914) 693-5500.

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