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Case File 69DMMA

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Bottom Right: Age-progressed image of Puglisi at age 45 (circa 2010)

Angelo Gene Puglisi
Missing since August 21, 1976 from Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts.
Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: September 2, 1965
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 10 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'0; 65 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair; brown eyes.
  • Marks, Scars: Puglisi has three scars along his spine; he also has a skin discoloration on his chest.
  • Nickname: Andy
  • Medical Conditions: Puglisi is mildly epileptic.
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Puglisi was last seen swimming in a public swimming pool, approximately 100 yards from his family's Lawrence, Massachusetts home on August 21, 1976.
Puglisi's mother informed authorities that her son called home at approximately 15:30 on the day he disappeared. She said that one of his brothers spoke to him and the conversation gave no indication that anything was amiss at that time. A lifeguard claimed he saw Puglisi wandering around the pool area at 15:45 PM; the child then disappeared.

Two excavations took place in two areas near Lawrence in 1999, both of them with the intention of searching for Puglisi's body. He was never located. Puglisi's childhood friend, Melanie Perkins, is now a filmmaker and have produced a documentary on the search for Puglisi.

If you have information concerning Puglisi's case, please contact:
Lawrence Police Department

All information may be submitted on an anonymous basis.

Agency Case Number: 98002390

NCIC Number: M-098921891
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
The Boston Globe On-Line
Have You Seen Andy?
CBS 4 11/3/06

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