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Josephine Chatraw

Description: White female, 36 years old, 5’3”, 125 lbs, shoulder length brown hair and brown eyes. Date of Occurrence: July 29, 1984
Synopsis: Josephine Chatraw last spoke with her sister from her home at 206 Seymour Street. Her boyfriend, Phillip Whaley, was later charged with her murder and is currently serving a life sentence. However, Josephine’s body has never been recovered.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Syracuse Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at (315) 442-5222, the Homicide Tip Line at (315) 442-5223 or by e-mail at homicideunit@syracusepolice.org. All tips will be kept confidential.


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511 S. State Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 442-5200
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