The New York State Police are continuing their investigation into the December 2013 disappearance of Nicia Wilson, 28, and her son Elijah Wilson, 1, formerly of Cohoes. They had been temporary residents of a Columbia County shelter when they inexplicably disappeared in December, police said.
All leads in this investigation continue to be aggressively pursued, unfortunately family members who live in the Atlanta, GA and Albany areas have not been fully cooperative, investigators said.
"Family members have insisted that Ms. Wilson and her son are fine, but they refuse to provide us with the information that would allow us to confirm that and close our missing person investigation" said Captain Michael Jankowiak, Zone 1 Commander. "This case is very concerning because we cannot determine whether the family is harboring Ms. Wilson or whether she and her son were the victims of foul play.”
The State Police have been in regular contact with Elijah Wilson's father, Ramon Fernandez of Cohoes, throughout this multi-jurisdictional investigation but say "it is unfortunate and extremely discouraging that the people who appear to have the information we are seeking do not care enough for Ms. Wilson, or her son, to share it," said Jankowiak.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation, or the whereabouts of Nicia or Elijah Wilson, are urged to contact the New York State Police at (518) 851-3111.