WARRINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — Nearly 40 years after a woman’s disappearance, there’s been an arrest in a Bucks County cold case. William Korzon is charged in the murder of his wife, Gloria Korzon, who vanished in March 1981 at the age of 37. Her body was not found.
She was last seen leaving her job in Horsham. Now, four decades later, her 76-year-old husband appeared walking into district court in Bucks County Thursday morning in handcuffs. He was arraigned on homicide, forgery, and perjury charges.
He had very little to say other than he doesn’t know where his wife’s body is and that he thinks she’s in Florida.
Gloria Korzon was formally declared dead by courts in 1997.
Court documents revealed that between 1968 and 1981, police investigated and documented numerous assaults where Korzon threatened to kill his wife. According to the affidavit, Gloria Korzon suffered multiple injuries, including a broken arm, collarbone, damage to her nasal and a black eye.
Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub says the charges are warranted but they are still working on the case.
Weintraub said during a Thursday afternoon press conference that Gloria Korzon’s body was never located.
“I’m very sad to say we have not. That does make this case difficult. We had hoped to locate Gloria Korzon and bring her home to her family,” said Weintraub.
Weintraub added this case will be difficult to prosecute.
“We can’t just wait and hope this case will improve. Gloria’s family has waited long enough,” said Weintraub.
Gloria Korzon would have turned 76 on Easter Sunday.