WARSAW, N.Y. — State police still haven’t closed their investigation into the disappearance of a 24-year-old western New York man almost 38 years ago.

James Dean Knox, of Warsaw, was reported missing by his grandmother on Dec. 21, 1979 — 12 days after he had visited her home.

In their ensuing investigation, authorities determined that Knox had been seen by friends and local business people in the Wyoming County village of Warsaw the following two days before suddenly disappearing. He was on medical leave from work at a nearby machine company.

Knox is described as a white male, 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds with dark blonde hair, blue eyes and eyeglasses. Anyone with information is asked to call state police investigators at 585-786-7244 and refer to case No. 3029766.