Morning: Cynthia and her brother William (Bill) spend the day exploring the woods near their home. Cynthia picks wild berries.
On July 11, as they had many times before, Cynthia and her brother William spent the day exploring the woods near their home. On this trip they discovered a muskrat hole.
Cynthia last seen entering woods by 3 boys
Sibling of Victim
Evening: Cynthia takes her dog for a walk and never returns
Later that evening, despite being told in the past by her parents not to go in the woods alone, Cynthia took her dog and headed out the door in a berry stained shirt, black Bermuda shorts and orange shoes to see if she could locate the muskrat. She told her brother she was leaving, but not her parents.
7:00 pm: Cynthia's family realize she was not at home when she failed to feed her rabbits, something that she did faithfully.
William confesses to his parents that Cynthia had gone to the woods alone.
Parent of Victim
Late Night: Cynthia's dog returns home
Cynthia's dog came home with its collar and leash but no Cynthia. Her family worries that she may have fallen and injured herself.
Late Night: William leads his mom and dad to the spot where they found the Muskrat hole
Cynthia was nowhere in sight. They found tracks of her and her dog, but it had started to rain and they were quickly washed away. Her parents return home and call the police.
The community looks for Cynthia
The next morning a search party of firefighters, Boy Scouts and churchgoers poured through the woods in search of Cynthia. There was no trace. After being last seen by three young boys entering the woods near the Oakdale Train Station she had vanished. When the weather cooperated police canines and a helicopter were brought in to assist. Rescuers dragged Byron Lake and explored a nearby swamp but still no clues.
Byron Lake is dragged for Cynthia's remains
As part of the efforts to locate Cynthia, police drag a local lake.
Cynthia's Parents offer a reward for information in her case
Anyone with legitimate info that led to personal contact with Cynthia was eligible for the reward.
Family Member Of Victim
A young girl calls Cynthia's mom to tell her she saw a girl who resembled Cynthia in Central Park
The Constantines meet with the girl and determine it is not Cynthia
A photo appears in a local newspaper that resembles Cynthia
A picture in the Daily News of a girl standing in the street protesting the killing of baby seals strongly resembles Cynthia. The girl was never located.