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.
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.