Details of Disappearance
Cerimele was last seen in Youngstown, Ohio on July 14, 1969. He lived on south Richview Avenue on the west side of the city at the time. He has never been heard from again. A few days after he was last seen, his 1968 Pontiac Grand Prix was found parked in the back of the parking lot of the old International Tavern at Poland Avenue and Center Street, near a bluff that leads to a set of railroad tracks behind the old Republic Steel plant. It was unlocked and the doors were open, and there were no indications of any disturbance.
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. Cerimele's loved ones stated he cherished his car and wouldn't have left it overnight in an unfamiliar place.
Police realized Cerimele was still missing when someone contacted them with information on the unsolved disappearance of Joanne Coughlin
, who went missing from Youngstown in 1974, and mentioned Cerimele's case as well. It's unclear if the two cases are connected, however, and little information is available in Cerimele's disappearance.