NORWICH – Authorities are still searching for Krista M. Kosowsky, 51, of 69 Rexford St., who has been missing since Friday. She was last known to have been traveling to work in Clinton and was due to arrive by 3 p.m. At approximately 3:20 p.m., when she had not yet arrived at work, her employer contacted her husband, who in turn contacted the Norwich City Police. Her last known contact was with her husband at approximately 11:15 a.m. Friday, when she spoke with him on the phone.
Kosowsky is described as white female with medium skin tone, brown eyes and brown hair, approximately five feet, seven inches tall and weighing 240 pounds. She was believed to have been driving a 2007 gold Pontiac Gran Prix, New York license plate number FCX3112. Anyone who has seen her or her car should immediately contact authorities.
The area through which Kosowsky is believed to have been traveling was experiencing a severe storm Friday afternoon and many of the roads in the area were barricaded due to flooding. It is likely that Kosowsky initially attempted to reach Clinton via state Route 12, traveling along Route 12B into Waterville before picking up Route 315 to Clinton. Many sections of that route, however, were underwater and barricades had already been erected directing drivers to detour. There are any number of other routes which she could have subsequently taken and authorities believe that – due to the number of road closures – it is possible that she lost her way.
Kosowsky is also a diabetic and it is believed she was not traveling with an extra dose of her medication.
As part of a multi-agency search, authorities have been scouring the routes Kosowsky may have been traveling. Using patrol cars and a helicopter, authorities searched roads in Chenango, Madison, and Oneida Counties for any sign of the missing women or her vehicle. No signs of either Kosowsky or her car have yet been found.
“My hope was that Sunday, with the nice weather, people would stumble across something,” said Norwich Police Chief Joseph Anglino. “We are continuing our efforts with the assistance of other agencies.”
Police are currently reviewing video tape footage from gas stations along Route 12 for any sign of the missing woman.
Anyone with any information should call 334-1212.