NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Iona College President Dr. Seamus Carey has issued a statement that Professors Ken and Fran Bailie did not make it home last night after teaching their classes at the college. The couple were longtime professors in the Computer Science department.
The Harrison Police Department issued a statement that a body, later identified as Ken Bailie, was found a quarter mile from his vehicle on a creek bank. Fran Bailie is still missing.
Harrison Police received a report of the missing Rye Brook couple at 1:45 a.m. on September 2. An intensive search led to an unoccupied vehicle on a guide rail, pinned against a utility pole at Lincoln Avenue and Brookside Way in Purchase.
The Blind Brook Creek surged beyond the creek banks and onto Lincoln Avenue where the vehicle was located.
Assisting in the search was the Rye Brook Police Department, the Westchester County Police Aviation Unit, the New York State Police Underwater Recovery Team, a New York State Police canine unit, the Purchase Fire Department and the Harrison EMS.