Geno Samuel Ranelli

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Above Images: Ranelli, circa 1977


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 20, 1977 from St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date of Birth: January 22, 1951
  • Age: 26 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Ranelli has a tattoo on his right forearm; a photo of it is posted below this case summary.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Ranelli was last heard from by his family on May 17, 1977, and he was last seen on May 20. He was in St. Paul, Minnesota at the time. He has never been heard from again. He may have traveled to Pennsylvania after his disappearance.

    One of Ranelli's friends, Christopher Freeman, disappeared a few weeks before Ranelli did. They had owned a shop together in East St. Paul, Minnesota which sold products made of redwood, but they closed it earlier in 1977. It's theorized he and Ranelli disappeared together and may have been en route to Pennsylvania. Both cases remain unsolved, and Ranelli has been declared legally dead.

    Above: Ranelli's tattoo


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    St. Paul Police Department


    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    North American Missing Persons Network


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 22, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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