Left: Martin circa 1981 Right: Age Progressed to age 48
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: May 3, 1981 from Dobbs Ferry, Westchester County, New York
Classification: Non-Family Abduction
Date Of Birth: January 7, 1964
Age: 17 years old
Height and Weight: 6’0″; 165 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: White Male, Blonde hair, Blue/Green eyes, Martin has a history of substance abuse, Martin has a slight cleft in his chin, a gap between his two upper front teeth, he may use the nickname “J.R”, his hair was long when he vanished
Circumstances of Disappearance
Martin Crumblish was last seen on the night of May 3rd 1981. He attended a party at a popular place called “The View”. It was a clearing located near the Hudson River.
At 11:00 pm, Martin walked a female friend home and then returned to the party. Martin left the party again at 12:00 am to walk to a friends home on Myrtle Avenue. Whatever happened afterwards remains a mystery. He was never seen or heard from again. His personal items and effects were left behind where he was last seen.
Martin was spending the night with a friend in Dobbs Ferry because he was required to take the SAT exam there. His loved ones do not believe he voluntarily left but rather he met with foul play. They stated that Martin was excited about a new job he had gotten and would’ve contacted them if he had runaway. There’s also been no activity on his SS number since he vanished.
Authorities have since classified his case as a homicide. Apparently, Crumblish was having trouble with local youths at the time of his disappearance. Authorities believe he got into a fight and was ultimately killed. They’ve searched for his body in the area but have not found anything.
Martin was described as a sensitive, artistic, and poetic person at the time of his disappearance. He was popular with his peers and played school sports like Basketball and Football. He was a junior at Dobbs Ferry High School in 1981. His parents are both still alive and hope to find him.
His case remains unsolved and authorities suspect that foul play was involved. His case is classified as a non family abduction due to lack of evidence.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Dobbs Ferry Village Police Department 914-693-5500
NCMEC Number: 600888