Frederick William Drumm
Drumm, approximately 2015
Date reported missing : 11/24/2015
Missing location (approx) :
Schuylerville, New York
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 68 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5, 170 - 180 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Unknown, but he often wears sneakers and a camouflAge at the time of disappearance: -print cowboy hat. He is wearing the hat in one of the photos posted with this case summary.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Gray hair, hazel eyes. Drumm's nickname is Fritzy. His shoe size is 10.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Drumm was last seen in Schuylerville, New York sometime between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on November 24, 2015. He was home alone at his residence on Burgoyne Road that day. He apparently went for a walk on his 170-acre property, which abuts Fish Creek, and never returned home.
He was reported missing by his family the next day after his family couldn't find him. He is believed to have taken his wallet, which contained his debit card and New York driver's license, but his vehicle were left behind.
Drumm was recently retired at the time of his disappearance. He was the caretaker for a property across the street from his own and was also a member of the Saratoga Town Board, but he had declined to run for re-election; his term was set to expire at the end of that year. He and his wife planned to travel in their retirement.
Since he went missing there has been no activity on his bank accounts or credit cards, or any other indication that he's still alive. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Saratoga County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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