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2833DFPA - Gloria Susanne Korzon

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Name: Gloria Susanne Korzon
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: March 6, 1981
Location Last Seen: Warrington, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Physical Description

Date of Birth: April 21, 1943
Age: 37 years old
Race: White
Gender: Female
Height: 5'3"-5'5"
Weight: 115 lbs. to 120 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Nickname/Alias: Gloria Kidder or Gloria Morgan
Distinguishing Marks/Features: She has a broken right shoulder (June 16, 1980), possible fractured nose; blood type is AB positive; suffered from multiple sclerosis.

Identifiers

Dentals: Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Not Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Unknown
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Disappearance

Gloria - who may also go by the last names Kidder or Morgan - was last seen on Friday, March 9, 1981 as she left her job in Horsham, Montgomery County, PA, which is only about 6 miles from her home.

Gloria's brother had last spoken to her in early 1981, when he called her from his home in Massachusetts to say that their mother had undergone heart bypass surgery and was in the hospital. In the following weeks, her family made dozens of calls to Gloria's home, being told by Gloria's husband, William Korzon, that she either wasn't there or wouldn't come to the phone. They left numerous messages, but never heard back from Gloria. In April 1981, Gloria's mother received a Mother's Day card, supposedly from Gloria. It was signed not with the familiar "Love, Gloria" but the more formal "Gloria Korzon" and it wasn't in her handwriting. That is when her family contacted the police. When the then-police chief went to the Korzon residence, William Korzon said that she had gone to visit an aunt in Florida. Gloria had an aunt in Florida, but she had not heard from Gloria in months. William would give various and conflicting stories as to Gloria's whereabouts. He also claimed to have seen her on numerous occasions, but they all turned out to be false.

About a month before Gloria disappeared, she sent a letter to her stepfather, instructing him not to open it unless something happened to her. The letter was a 3-page list of beatings that Gloria claimed to have suffered at the hands of her husband. The Korzons were not unknown to local police, who had responded to at least eight domestic incidents at their home between 1976 and 1980. Gloria filed for a protection-from-abuse order against William in 1978 and 1980, but would always withdraw her complaints before the court hearings. Police obtained a search warrant in 1986 to dig up his back yard. The first search turned up nothing, but the second search a week later yielded the body of Gloria's pet dog. William Korzon was, and still is, the prime suspect in the disappearance and probable death of his wife.

William Korzon divorced Gloria in 1987. During the divorce proceedings, William invoked his Fifth Amendment right involving questions concerning the whereabouts of his wife. She was declared dead in 1997 - sixteen years after she disappeared. Her mother died in July 1987, and her stepfather died in December 1989. Her brother, Ralph Kidder, her only sibling, became sole beneficiary of Gloria's estate.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Warrington Twp Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Sergeant Daniel Friel
Agency Phone Number: 215-343-3311
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: N/A

FBI ViCAP Case Number: 29-81-001
NamUs Case Number: 10496

Information Source(s)

NamUs
FBI ViCAP Alert
Pennsylvania Missing Persons
Philadelphia Daily News (1988)
Doylestown Intelligencer Record (September 11, 1997)

Admin Notes

Added: 7/26/2009; Last Updated: 11/19/2016


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** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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