Missing Since: 08/19/98
Missing from: New York City, New York
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth:09/20/63
Age at disappearance: 34
Weight: 115 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Characteristics: Wears eyeglasses or
Medical Conditions: Manic depressive and requires
medication to regulate her condition.
Details of Disappearance
Scivetti was last seen leaving Ferrar Foods in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Scivetti worked as a receptionist there. Records show that she crossed the Outerbridge Crossing and made it back to Staten Island. Her vehicle is also missing and is described as a bluish gray, four door, 1988 Mazda with NY Lic# 420-5GT. (pictured below)
On the day of her disappearance, she was scheduled to meet her new landlord to give him a downpayment on an apartment. She and her new roommate planned to have dinner before the meeting. Scivetti did not show up for the planned dinner. Scivetti’s phone records indicate the last call she made was to Charles Chorman, the man who she had an on and off relationship with for four years. Chorman had been arrested for abusing Scivetti in 1997.
Chorman was rumored to be romantically involved with his sister-in-law, Elizabeth Bump, at the time of her disappearance in 1993. Chorman has refused to cooperate in the invesitigations of Bumps’ and Scivetti’s disappearances but has not been named as a suspect by Law Enforcement.
Anna’s family said that she would never leave without saying goodbye, or leave her dog unattended, or leave with no money in her pocket.
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Eleven years later, the mystery of Anna Marie Scivetti’s disappearance still haunts her family as if it happened yesterday.
And now, the family of the 34-year-old West Brighton woman is once again asking for the public’s help in learning the truth about her fate, and doubling the reward they’re offering for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of her killer.
“What I am looking for is justice — truth and justice,” says Angel DeRuvo, Ms. Scivetti’s sister. “I’m her advocate.”For years, her family had offered a $25,000 reward. They’ve now increased that amount to $50,000.
Ms. Scivetti disappeared 11 years ago this past Wednesday, on her way back from her new job in New Jersey. In 2005, she was legally declared dead, and her sister has no doubt she was murdered.
“When she failed to come home from work, I just instinctively knew something was wrong,” Ms. DeRuvo said.
Ms. Scivetti’s sister described her as free-spirited and bohemian, a lover of music with an artistic side.
She vanished after traveling over the Outerbridge Crossing to Staten Island from her job as a receptionist in South Plainfield, N.J.
HAD DINNER PLANS
She was supposed to meet a friend for dinner and place a deposit on an apartment in Tottenville, but never showed up for either appointment.
She has not been heard from since, and her car, a blue-gray Mazda four-door sedan, New York license plate number U205G2, was never found.
Ms. Scivetti’s family continue to focus on her ex-boyfriend, Charles Chorman, 55, of Tottenville, who they believe has information about her disappearance.
Chorman is also the brother-in-law of Elizabeth Bump, a 39-year-old Tottenville woman who disappeared in April 1993 and was never found. He has never been charged in either case.
Chorman did not return phone calls seeking comment last week, and his lawyer, John Murphy Jr., who in the past has denied Chorman had any link to the disappearance, refused to discuss the family’s allegations.
“I’m not going to talk about it. I have nothing to say, and neither does he,” Murphy said.
August 23, 2009
Advance reports and court records show Ms. Scivetti obtained an order of protection in late 1997 after Chorman allegedly attacked her.
CONTINUED TO SEE MAN
He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, yet Ms. Scivetti continued to see him and even went away with him two months before she vanished, according to her family and Advance reports.
Chorman also served four years in prison on federal charges about two decades ago for masterminding a car-theft ring that authorities say stole 500 cars worth $6 million.
District Attorney Daniel Donovan would not name a suspect in Ms. Scivetti’s disappearance — “We have not discounted any possibilities regarding Anna’s disappearance,” he said.
He hopes the increased reward will give someone incentive to come forward with information, and he urged people to contact his office, no matter how insignificant they think their tip might be.
“These circumstantial evidence cases end up being puzzles that you put together,” he said. “We just ask people who may have a piece of the puzzle to come forward.”
And Ms. DeRuvo hopes that the $50,000 might spur someone into action out of financial necessity.
Not knowing her sister’s ultimate fate, she said, is maddening.
“If someone dies from a disease or an accident it’s there, it’s not open-ended, it’s there. But when someone disappears, it stays open forever,” she said. “There’s questions that are not answered, and that stays with you. Why am I bringing this up 11 years later? Because it’s still there, and she’s not there.”
The investigation remains open, with a detective in his office assigned to it, Donovan said.
“We have not forgotten her, we have not closed the investigation. We work on this continuously,” Donovan said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Donovan’s office at 718-876-6300, or send an e-mail to email@example.com. Tipsters can also contact the lead investigator, Det. John Juliano, at 718-556-7151.
October 2th 2000
In the Staten Island neighborhood of Tottenville, the eyes of a pretty, raven-haired musician stare out from storefronts, light poles, trees and a billboard along the route convicted car thief Charles Chorman takes to work.
There are flyers on poles on Amboy Road, posters in the corner store, even a billboard on Hylan Blvd., not far from the car service where Chorman is a mechanic.
They show a picture of Chorman’s mistress of four years, Anna Marie Scivetti, and seek an answer to a question her family has been asking since Aug. 19, 1998: What happened to the young woman?
“Reward. The family of Anna Marie Scivetti are offering a $25,000 reward for the person providing direct information leading [to her] recovery.”
By now, her family has lost all hope it will find the young singer, who aspired to be a rock star, alive. They only wish to give her a proper burial.
And they think Chorman, 46, is the only one who knows where her body is.
Scivetti, 35, is not the only woman linked to Chorman to have vanished. His sister-in-law, Elizabeth Bump, 29, disappeared in 1993.
Inspector Charles Wells, commanding officer of the NYPD Special Investigation Division, called Chorman the “common denominator” between both women.
“We’d like to question Charlie Chorman because of his relationship with both women,” said Wells, who was quick to say Chorman is not a suspect. “He refuses to cooperate.”
Scivetti and Chorman had a rocky four-year relationship, marred by violence and tangled in lies, cops and her family said.
Chorman vacationed with Scivetti in California and at a Woodstock revival concert, telling her he was separated from his wife. In fact, he had never left his wife, Linda Bump, a fact Scivetti’s family said they did not discover until after she disappeared.
“I liked him. He never raised the hairs on the back of my neck,” said Scivetti’s stepfather, Phil Calundann. “It was not until I went to him, thinking that he might be able to help us find her, that I figured out he was a liar.”
Calundann said his stepdaughter kept much of her affair with Chorman a secret.
He said he hadn’t known that Chorman was arrested on Sept. 30, 1997, for pushing Scivetti to the floor, pulling her hair, and punching her in the head.
After pleading guilty to disorderly conduct and paying an $85 fine, he sent Scivetti a dozen red roses, said her sister Angel DeRuvo.
“It was a classic domestic violence type of relationship,” DeRuvo said. “My sister was an easy target for him.”
DeRuvo is the force behind the reward campaign. She said she is tired of Chorman “hiding behind the suit of his lawyer,” and decided to bombard him with constant reminders of her sister. “I want him to be brought in for questioning. I want him to be behind bars. I want him to tell me where my sister is buried,” DeRuvo said from her home, which has become the headquarters for Friends of Anna.
Because neither Scivetti nor sister-in-law Bump has been found, and there is no evidence of foul play, Chorman is under no legal obligation to answer questions from detectives.
His lawyer, John Murphy, said Chorman has done nothing wrong. “There is not a scintilla of evidence to say that he engaged in any criminality,” Murphy said. “If he were, he most certainly would have been arrested a long time ago.”
Initially, Chorman took a markedly different approach with the police regarding the disappearance of his sister-in-law.
Bump, a home health care aide, was last seen after noon on April 9, 1993, after she left the Staten Island home of an elderly patient.
That patient told detectives he saw two white men in their 30s beckon her across the street.
Five days later, her 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix was found a few blocks away – wiped clean of fingerprints, cops said.
Bump had lived in Somerset, N.J., with her sister, Chorman’s wife, while he was serving 41/2 years of a 12-year federal sentence in connection with auto theft. He was released in December 1992, five months before Elizabeth Bump disappeared.
Chorman was at first helpful, and even signed up to be a part of a search party. His wife, Linda, pleaded with the public.
“Please help us find Elizabeth,” she tearfully told reporters. But when it became apparent the police wanted to question her husband, Linda Bump hired an attorney.
In 1988, Chorman was convicted of being the mastermind of a stolen car ring that ripped off luxury cars from Staten Island and sold them to a car dealership in North Carolina throughout the early 1980s.
North Carolina prosecutors said Chorman stole at least 500 cars – worth about $6 million. The cars, primarily Cadillacs and Buicks, were stolen from malls and homes on Staten Island. The take from those crimes has never been recovered, police sources said.
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