NYPD van puts the squeeze on Staten Island man linked to 2 missing women

Posted at 11:07 PM, Apr 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-18 12:20:05-04
TOTTENVILLE, Staten Island(PIX11) — The flashing police lights and blaring message from the NYPD Crime Stoppers van cut into the quiet night on Craig Avenue, in the Tottenville section of Staten Island.The van stopped briefly outside the house of Charles Chorman, who’s long been a “person of interest” in the case of two missing women who vanished five years apart.On Wednesday night, the police megaphone blasted a recording that announced both their names, outside his home.

“Why did he lawyer up?” the sister of Anna Marie Scivetti demanded to know on Wednesday.

Scivetti and her car vanished in August 1998, the second woman associated with Chorman who’s never been heard from again.
Chorman dated Scivetti on and off for four years in the 1990’s, even though he was married and living with his wife and son in another section of Staten Island.

“Why didn’t he ever look for my sister?” Scivetti asked, just before she recorded the Crime Stopper message that would be played over and over from a white, NYPD van, as it traveled through different neighborhoods on Staten Island, especially those that had a connection to the missing women–and the man who knew both of them.

39-year-old Elizabeth Bump disappeared on April 9, 1993.  She was last seen leaving her job as a “home health aide” on Evergreen Avenue and South Rail Road Avenue.

Her patient saw two men forcing her into a car.  Bump’s 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix was later found abandoned on Garretson Avenue and South Rail Road Avenue.

Elizabeth Bump is the sister of Charles Chorman’s wife.  Bump disappeared, five months after Chorman got out of prison, after doing time for involvement in a stolen car ring.

Anna Marie Scivetti disappeared on August 19, 1998.  She had a tumultuous relationship wth Chorman; he was once arrested in a domestic violence incident involving Scivetti.

She was last seen in a bar with Chorman.  Neither she nor her blue/grey Mazda sedan, with license plate number U205G2, were ever seen again.

Scivetti’s sister, Angel DeRuvo, is now offering a $100,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction in the case.  She told PIX 11 News she’s using her own annuity fund to finance the reward.

The Office of the Richmond County District Attorney, led by Daniel Donovan, has done extensive investigative work on the case of the two, missing women.

It has received two, anonymous tips that were seen as credible but didn’t turn up either woman.  Donovan’s office, with assistance from the NYPD and FBI, once dredged a section of the Arthur Kill, looking for Scivetti’s car, but none of the parts pulled out of the water were from her Mazda.

Anyone with information on either case is asked to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

All calls will be kept confidential and if a viable tip turns into a conviction–the money could be collected in cash, at a designated bank, using a police code number.