Joseph Robert Spernak
Spernak, approximate photo date 1992
Missing since: 01/21/1992
Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania
Type of missing case: Endangered Missing
Age at time of disappearance: 38 years old
Height / Weight: 5'10 - 6'2, 190 - 200 pounds
Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: Two gold chains, including one with half a gold chain, and a gold bracelet.
Other characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Spernak has a scar on his abdomen. His nickname is Joe.
Details at time of disappearance: Spernak was last seen outside a Foodland supermarket on Frankstown Avenue in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania. He'd dropped off a Florida business contact at the supermarket so he could run an errand. Spernak asked if he could borrow the other man's car "for a few minutes." He agreed, and Spernak left in his car.
He never returned and has never been head from again. The car he was driving (possibly a black Ford Taurus) was found abandoned and burned in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania about a week later. There was no sign of Spernak at the scene.
Spernak lived in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania at the time of his disappearance that city's police is handling his case. His disappearance remains unsolved.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Turtle Creek Police Department
Other information: NamUs
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Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated April 21, 2019