Article about Nancy Scamurra

I found this article about Nancy Jo Scamurra, a fourteen-year-old girl who disappeared from Amherst, New York 27 years ago next week. I did not have a lot of information on her disappearance before, and I still don’t, but the article does provide a little bit more information.

I knew from previous readings that Nancy had a troubled home life and the police, at that time, thought she might have run away. They don’t believe that anymore, though. Yet there isn’t really any indication of foul play in her disappearance either — no indication, that is, except for nearly thirty years of silence that speak very loudly indeed.

9 thoughts on “Article about Nancy Scamurra

  1. T.T. June 23, 2011 / 10:18 am

    The City of Amherst is considered one of the many suburbs of the city I call home, Buffalo. It is so sad that people, like you said previously, Meaghan, seem to hit the lottery of bad luck. This poor young woman had a pretty bad life already (albeit the true details of it are, to this day, shrouded in mystery) and then has this happen to her. How sad. Even though young Nancy went missing two months before my birth, everytime I ride by the giant water tower that reads “Amherst, New York”, I can’t help but think of her and why no one has the courage to speak up for a little girl.

  2. Liz O June 23, 2011 / 2:33 pm

    Wonder what the details are to her home life prior to her disappearance?

  3. Loretta Faturos June 24, 2011 / 6:40 pm

    I want to be clear on Nancy’s home life. She did not have a bad home life. She grew up as the youngest child and only daughter in a family of 6 children. Don’t mistake this information that you are reading as the truth.

    • Meaghan July 1, 2014 / 1:48 pm

      “Troubled” doesn’t necessarily mean “bad.” I would argue that if you’re a kid whose mom is dying of cancer, your home life is troubled.

      • Cindy February 20, 2017 / 10:21 pm

        The cancer happened years later. Nancy Jo was my cousin.

  4. mary August 14, 2012 / 7:37 am

    I agree with Loretta.
    Stop trying to be a crime fighting web sleuth.RIP Nancy

    • Meaghan August 17, 2012 / 1:02 pm

      You clearly don’t know me very well.

      • Liz Olivier August 17, 2012 / 11:37 pm

        Mary – I think she’s just trying to give a voice to those that don’t have one anymore.

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