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Penn Yan police continue investigation in 1973 cold case

In recognition of National Missing Person’s Day on February 3, the Penn Yan Police Department is reminding the public they’re still working on a 1973 missing person/homicide case they hope can be solved.

June Allison Streeter was last seen alive on October 8, 1973 at a rest stop on Route 431 near Wedowee, Alabama, according to The Chronicle Express. June was traveling with her husband Lawrence D. Streeter and her two children from a previous marriage from Lawrence’s parents’ home in Florida back to New York.


The couple was allegedly arguing that day before deciding to pull into the rest stop to spend the night. A noise complaint was called in to the rest area that night. An Alabama State Trooper drove by and saw the trailer but didn’t see or hear anything suspicious.

The next morning, Lawrence woke the children and said June had left in the night. Lawrence unhooked the trailer and drove the children to LaGrange, Georgia, where he put them on a bus to Bath, New York, where their father resided.

Lawrence drove back to Alabama, registered the trailer under a false address, then went to Florida. He never reported June missing to authorities.


June’s sister reported her missing to the Penn Yan Police Department on February 4, 1974, four months after she was last seen alive. Despite efforts from the PYPD and authorities in other states, June has never been found. She had reportedly tried to leave Lawrence on multiple occasions only to return to him.

Investigators executed a search warrant on the trailer, where they found a .31-caliber pistol, some of June’s belongings, and other evidence. Lawrence was arrested for failing to return June’s property and failed a lie detector test. Despite working on the case for decades, no new evidence emerged. Lawrence died in 2021.


DNA has been collected from June’s daughter in case her mother’s remains are ever found. Lawrence was the last person to see June alive and the only known person of interest in the case.

June’s family believes she may be buried in Florida, Alabama, or Georgia. Her disappearance remains unsolved.

Anyone with information regarding this case can contact the Penn Yan Police Department at (315) 536-4426.



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