Hi, All — Can't believe I am jumping back in after several years' time But HI! I think there are so many problems in determining where, if dead, Sylvia might be. Looking only at the possibility of burial and forgetting about suicide, the ocean, and Hart Island for a moment: (1) Her killer would have been ASSISTED by the fact that, AFAIK, there was never a formal search for her body (you don't look for a body when you don't recognize homicide or other type of death as possible, and only see a missing person — one that you prefer to think left of her own accord). (2) When you look at SI in the late 1970s, so much more of it was undeveloped, but even then, smart money was on Fresh Kills landfill OR on the wider sections of undeveloped land along the coast to the south (now Conference House Park, but not sure when that was developed), under the Outerbridge, and up the industrial areas along the waterway between SI and NJ (known locally as Arthur Kills, with "kill" being a regional term for creek). (3) When you combine a possible coastal/marsh burial with 44 years passing, you get a lot of decay, especially when you factor in the hurricanes that have impacted this area in just the last decade. This is where my money is, BTW, even though I recognize other possibilities. Not on who, but where, and to me this is obvious, bc Staten Island was so remote at the time. A virtual murderer's paradise.