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One found, another Columbia resident still missing

Jan 11, 2011 5:53 am
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Gwendolyn Fuks, 51 of Ghent, is still missing. Call state police with any leads."][/caption]Kenneth French, 31 year old Valatie man who was reported missing since Jan. 7, has returned to the home where he is staying on Monday, January 10, according to Strate Police in Kinderhook. A story on the case, as well as the continuing disappearance of another Columbia County woman, 51 year old Gwendolyn Fuks of Ghent, last seen in the Albany area Dec. 30, ran in this morning's Jan. 11 Register Star.

According to NYSP Senior Investigator Gary Mazzacano, French had been staying with friends in Albany but didn’t tell anyone where he was going before he left. “He was just hanging out in Albany,” Mazzacano said. French apparently showed up in Valatie, told the people he was staying with where he was, said he was fine and departed for Albany again. Mazzacano said no foul play was suspected and French appeared to be fine. French’s sister reported him missing Jan. 7 and said she had last spoken to him Jan. 4.

Fuks, who is still missing, is described as being 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 120 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. She may be driving a 1998, white, four-door Toyota Camry. Mazzacano told the Register-Star on Jan. 8 that Fuks sent a letter to someone that “caused concern. We’re looking to check on her welfare.”

Anyone with information on Fuks is asked to call the New York State Police at Livingston at 518-851-2001.