Detective Phillips said the night Newman disappeared in April 1972, her husband, a part-time student, was at class at UNC-Charlotte. When he returned to their home in Bishop's Trailer Park off Mallard Creek Road it appeared there had been a struggle. His wife was gone.

One of the only clues police say they have is a neighbor saw a strange car in their neighborhood. Detective Phillips says that car was something that looked like a '68 or '70 Galaxy.

"We think this abduction/homicide occurred somewhere between 8:30pm and 11:30pm that night," Phillips said.
A 1973 newspaper article published after Sylvia's skeletal remains were found near Fort Mill:,405023