Overview of Audrey Herron
Audrey Herron was a 31-year-old wife and mother of three. She was a part-time nurse at the Columbia-Greene Long Term Care Facility in Freehold, NY. Audrey was previously married and had a daughter. In August 1995, Audrey and Jeff got married and they had two children. Those who knew Audrey say she was a great nurse, loving, and kind. Two of Audrey's children were inspired to pursue careers in the medical field.
On August 29, 2002, Audrey was working a later shift. Earlier that day, she had gotten word that she would be getting a substantial raise and called Jeff to tell him the good news. By 11 PM her shift had ended and she was heading home. Audrey drove a 1994 black Jeep Cherokee with a New York plate reading X23-3UV. Audrey lived approximately 15-30. minutes away from her work. By 11:30 PM she had not arrived home.
By 6:00 a.m. the next day Jeff realized that Audrey was still not home. Jeff called Audrey's mother, Shirley Olmstead, to see if she made any contact with Audrey. It wasn't uncommon for Audrey to occasionally stay with her mom, but usually, Audrey would tell Jeff first, which is why Shirley didn't think much of it. Shirley and Audrey's eldest daughter had arrived at Shirley's home sometime on August 29. An hour passes and Audrey does not return home and Jeff calls Shirley again. Shirley has a family member in law enforcement who was able to assist with reporting Audrey as missing. On August 30, Audrey had a doctor's appointment she was supposed to go to, but never showed up. Authorities wasted no time to conduct searches totaling 120 miles of road and trails by foot and helicopter.
Audrey was last seen wearing dark green scrubs with a blue turtleneck underneath and a silver '-1 mom' necklace. She has brown eyes, and light blonde hair, stands at 5'0", and weighs approximately 160 pounds.
Where the case stands today: Audrey's case remains unsolved. in 2011, her father passed away from a post-operative heart attack. Audrey's family has created the annual "Ride for Audrey" motorcycle event in her honor. There have been other searches conducted in recent years but no new information has been made public.