Connecticut State Police Patch STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457

July 27th, 2008

On July 21, 2007 the State Police at Troop B in North Canaan were called to investigate a missing person complaint at 34 Ravine Ridge Rd, Salisbury, CT.   Troopers arrived at the residence within minutes of the call and learned that Thomas P. Drew had walked away from his rural home on the CT/MA border.  There was no evidence of foul play.

A massive search effort was undertaken that included State Police troopers from CT and the Massachusetts State Police, CT & MA State Police K-9’s, Trooper 1, fixed-wing airplanes, volunteer firefighters, and the CT K-9 Search & Rescue Team.  The search continued over several weeks but ended unsuccessfully. 

Thomas Drew was 91 years old at the time of his disappearance.  He was described as 5’06” tall, weighing 125 pounds, and was last seen wearing a maroon sweatshirt, blue jeans, and  white slip-on shoes or white sneakers.  Drew had limited mobility, suffered from dementia, and had difficulty communicating with others.

 photo of Thomas P. Drew (Photo taken 1-month prior to disappearance)-

Thomas Drew

Thomas Drew is still missing today. 

Initially it was reported that Mr. Drew possibly left his home around 7:20 pm. Based on information obtained during the course of this investigation it is possible that he left sometime after 3 pm. This information is being release in an effort that someone may have seen him early in the afternoon and if so have pertinent information for the police. 

 If anyone has seen Thomas Drew, or has information on his possible whereabouts, we ask that they call State Police at troop B (860) 824-2500, or toll free in CT at (800) 497-0403.