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The Last Weird Time

Guy was last seen on April 2nd, 1999 at around 3 p.m. in the 2000 block of State Route 11 of the Evans Mills, New York area. That Friday he had driven away from his home on Aitchison Road in Onondaga, telling his wife he was going to visit a relative in Watertown, New York. He reportedly also mentioned visiting relatives in Brockville, Ontario over the phone on Thursday, which is in the direction he was last traveling. He was last seen by his cousin, where he pulled into the driveway but never got out. A barking dog kept him from going in. He backed out of the driveway and drove North. His vehicle is also missing and is described as a dark blue 1989 Chevrolet Blazer with a black top, chrome diamond running boards, and the NY License plate FMS 867. He had a full tank of gas and his drivers license, but no cash, cards or cigarettes even though he was a heavy smoker.
He was known to drive route 11, and would not take highways like 81. He was also known to be a fast driver. There was no snow or rain that day.
His family reported him missing two days later, as he often went on short trips and would come back on his own. A year or so before he had spoken of wanting to travel to Florida, but there is no evidence that he went there. He had started traveling in his car more since he retired.
At the time, Pyke was 70 years old. Officials stated he had alzheimers and dementia, however he was not diagnosed with either. He did have an upcoming test that month for dementia, as he would sometimes get confused or forgetful. He was taking blood thinners for a heart condition.
Guy had spent summers in Watertown as a boy and had kin north of the Thruway. He was also familiar with La Fargeville. He had been married for 49 years prior to his disappearance, his wife Arline has since passed away as well as one of their sons, Barry.
== Search Efforts ==
At the time, the sheriff’s department distributed a bulletin throughout US and Canada. Police searches by air and on foot turned up nothing. Police and family checked the Canadian border and surrounding areas, to no avail. His family pleaded with law enforcement to conduct water searches for years.
In September 2022, Adventures with Purpose searched several locations including the pond on Jewett Pl and Route 11, a portion of the Oswegatchie River in Gouverneur, the Pope Mills ramp on 58, Black lake boat ramp and where 58 crosses, the Black River in Dexter, a pond along Snake Creek and Route 11, the Oneida River in Brewerton, and portions of Onondaga Lake. They visibly checked several other locations and were unable to check one by the dam at the Clearwater Paper Corporation.
In 2023, Chaos Divers also searched locations including Onondaga Lake, the south fork of the Seneca River, Oneida Lake at Sylvan Beach and Brewerton, the creek along Route 11 from Philadelphia to Coolidge Road and portions of the other side with remote control sonar, the south side of the Black River Bay to Black River, the Little Salmon River at Mexico Point, the Salmon River at Port Ontario, and the St. Lawrence River from Cape Vincent to Collins Landing.

About Fehmeeda Farid Khan

A freelancer, blogger, content writer, translator, tour consultant, proofreader, environmentalist, social mobilizer, poetess and novelist. As a physically challenged person, she extends advocacy on disability related issues. She's masters in Economics and Linguistics along with B.Ed.

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