Mary Bartholomew missing from New York FOUND

UPDATE 11/4/17 – Mary has been located in a motel in Nevada.  She had been beaten by a a man she had met online.

According to Syracuse news:

Nye County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a motel in Beatty, Nevada at about 8:21 p.m. Thursday. A citizen reported that a woman had sustained several injuries after being involved in a physical altercation with a man at a local motel, deputies said.

Upon arrival, deputies located a 25-year-old victim who was suffering from multiple injuries. Detectives interviewed the victim, and she reported that her boyfriend, Jon Turner, began beating and choking her during an altercation and subsequently left her unconscious on a nearby street, deputies said.

The victim reported that when she regained consciousness, Turner took her to a local motel room where they had been staying and handcuffed her to some furniture. At this point, Turner reportedly continued beating and choking her and eventually injured her with a hatchet, deputies said. At some point during the attack, the victim was able to free herself and flee from the room to the motel’s office and requested help.

Jon Turner

Also,Nye County Sheriff’s deputies said Turner reportedly forced Bartholomew to leave New York with him and threatened to kill her if she did not cooperate. As they crossed the country, her vehicle was eventually abandoned and located by authorities in the Big Bear area of California, deputies said.


We have a update from Mary’s mom:  “**LICENSE PLATE # FOR THE 2011 BLACK SONATA: HJH 6127 ****she may have been camping in the Darien Lake area on Thurs. Night. We would like to speak to anyone who she was with. *

I’ve filed a missing person’s report with Cortland Police. A case has also been opened with the NYS Police in Batavia. Elmira and Horseheads Police Departments are also aware of her case. Please, if you see her, see a post from her, see her car, or she contacts you – contact me here, or call CPD. She was last seen driving a 2011 black Hyundai Sonata. This is her most recent picture. She’s not posted anything to social media since going missing.


Mary Helms Bartholomew, 25, was last seen on August 25, 2017 at approx. 1:00 p.m. picking up her check at Frank & Mary’s in Cortland, NY. She did not show up for her scheduled shift later that night. She never met her mother at DMV.  She was also supposed to pick up her four children at 5:30pm and did not.  Her phone was found in her room with a factory reset.  She was also supposed to pick up her four children at 5:30pm and did not.

Mary was last seen driving a 2011 black Hyundai Sonata.

She is 5’8″ tall, brown eyes and 25 years old. She has several tattoos. Her hair is currently purple, but she dyes it regularly.

If you have any information on Mary’s whereabouts please contact the Cortland Police Department at 607-753-3001.

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