Frank Arthur Cerimele
Cerimele, approximately 1969
Date reported missing : 07/14/1969
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 21 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 150 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A blue or white plaid button-down shirt, white Bermuda shorts and flip-flops.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Cerimele was last seen in Youngstown, Ohio on July 14, 1969. He went to the International Tavern in the 1700 block of Poland Avenue to meet a friend. He lived on south Richview Avenue on the west side of the city at the time. He never returned home and has never been heard from again.
A few days after he was last seen, his 1968 Pontiac Grand Prix with the Ohio license plate number K 960 m was found parked in the tavern parking lot. It was unlocked and the doors were open, and there were no indications of any disturbance. Cerimele's loved ones stated he cherished his car and wouldn't have left it overnight in an unfamiliar place.
For unclear reasons, Cerimele's initial missing persons report was mistakenly closed after his disappearance. It wasn't until 2020 that authorities realized he was still a missing person and reopened the investigation.┬áPolice realized Cerimele was still missing when someone contacted them with information on the unsolved disappearance of Joanne Coughlin, who went Missing location (approx) : Youngstown in 1974, and mentioned Cerimele's case as well.
It's unclear if the two cases are connected, and little information is available in Cerimele's disappearance.
Other information and links : ncy
Youngstown Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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October 12, 2004. March 25, 2021; middle name, picture, Height / Weight : added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : , Description, clothing, jewerly and more : and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.