Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Info Sought On 1984 Murder of Plattsburgh Student

Dawn Svocak

State Police in Ray Brook say they are continuing to investigate the 1984 homicide of 20-year-old Dawn Andrea (Prentiss) Svocak, also known as “Magic.”

Dawn Svocak was reported missing to the Plattsburgh Police Department on August 17, 1984, when she failed to return to her apartment at 71 Clinton Street, apartment #10, in the city of Plattsburgh.

Svocak, an art student at SUNY Plattsburgh, was last seen around 2:30 am in front of the Steakman Restaurant (now Pizza Bono), at the intersection of Margaret and Clinton Street. Svocak was also seen at Blair’s Bar on Marion Street, earlier that night.

Dawn Svocak

On September 21, 1984, two farmers cutting their cornfield near the intersection of State Route 9 and Stafford Road in the town of Beekmantown located a body which were identified as the remains of Dawn Svocak.

An autopsy revealed Svocak’s death was the result of blunt force trauma. The case was ruled a homicide.

At the time of her death, Svocak was a 20-year-old white female, 5’01, 120 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes.

State Police ask that anyone with information on the case contact the Troop B Major Crimes Unit at (518) 897-2000.

Photos of Dawn Svocak provided.

Related Stories


Editorial Staff

Stories under the Almanack's Editorial Staff byline come from press releases and other notices.

Send news updates and story ideas to Alamanck Editor Melissa Hart at editor@adirondackalmanack.com.




One Response

  1. Kathy says:

    Sad that a young female can be murdered and tossed away with no hint of how this happened and so many years gone by..

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *