The Daily Mail
After six painful years, search for Audrey continues
EARLTON — It’s been more than half a decade since Audrey May Herron disappeared without a trace, leaving family and friends desperately wondering what happened to the mother of three. But six years later, they continue to hold out hope, and add to the reward for information leading to a solution to the heart-breaking mystery.
On Saturday, the sixth annual Riding for Audrey was held, an annual fundraiser and awareness campaign designed to ensure the community does not forget her, and with the hope that someone may remember something.
Well over 100 motorcycle riders completed a ride that started at Brennan’s on Route 81 in Earlton on Saturday morning, headed out to The Hideaway in Athens, then on to Blackthorne Resort in East Durham, Gardner’s Brass Rail in Greenville, and then back to Earlton.
“It means a lot that so many people came out to raise money for my mother, and to help find her,” said Herron’s daughter, Sonsia Rae Court. She was 10 years old when her mother disappeared. Her siblings, Katie and Quinn, were just 4 and 2 at the time.
Proceeds from the ride, and the fundraising activities that followed, were donated to the Audrey May Herron reward fund, and to the Center for Hope, an organization that helps families search for and find missing loved ones.
“We hope to get Audrey’s face out there so one day, someone may come forward with information that may help find her, and at the same time, help this organization that helps so many others,” said Michelle Turk, Herron’s sister-in-law.
Audrey May Herron, 32, of Freehold disappeared on Aug. 29, 2002 when she headed home from her job in a Catskill nursing home. She started making her regular trek home — 12 miles away — but never arrived. She has not been seen since, despite an extensive air and ground search by State Police, friends and family. Her 1994 Jeep Cherokee has also disappeared.
Since then, there has been no credible evidence or clues to Herron’s whereabouts, despite investigations by state police, the FBI, and even a private investigator hired by Herron’s family. However, her friends and family continue to search for an answer, and to maintain a tireless effort to keep her name and face in the public eye with the hope that someone, somewhere, may have valuable information.
Herron’s friends and family also hope to shine a light on the plight of other families with missing loved ones, and the fears and frustrations they face every single day.
“This is something that really needs to be supported. The missing person problem is only getting bigger. You see stories about missing people in the news all the time, but you never hear about the people who have been missing for a long time,” said friend Maria Ferencz. “If someone knows something, how long are they waiting to come forward? She has three kids who want to know what happened to their mother. It’s just not fair.”
Anyone with information about Audrey May Herron’s disappearance should call the New York State Police at (518) 622-8600.
THANK YOU TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HELP KEEP AUDREY'S STORY IN THE SPOTLIGHT!