The Trail Went Cold – Episode 335 – Nancy Snow

November 6, 1980. Baltimore, Maryland. Nancy Snow, a 44-year old congressional fundraiser with the Republican National Committee, is picked up from a hotel by Paul Collins, the house-sitter at her apartment in Annapolis. Nancy soon vanishes without a trace, but Collins claims that she left on an impromptu trip to Florida with a man named “Captain Jay”, so she could spend several weeks crewing his yacht during a sailing trip through the Caribbean. However, Nancy’s family has a hard time believing this, particularly after discovering that Collins used her chequebook after she disappeared, but there is no conclusive evidence to prove he was responsible for her disappearance. Did Nancy Snow come to harm after leaving on a trip with the mysterious Captain Jay? Or did Paul Snow completely fabricate this entire story? On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we explore a frustrating missing persons case which has remained unsolved for over four decades.

If you have any information about this case, please contact the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office at (410) 222-1740.

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The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.

All music is composed by Vince Nitro.