Details of Disappearance
Podniestrzanski was last seen by family members in Clearwater, Florida sometime during March 1995.
He had no permanent address at the time of his disappearance, living instead with various friends and girlfriends. The address he used at the time of his disappearance was listed as Keystone Mobile Home Park in the 600 block of Clearwater-Largo Road; he worked as a part-time mechanic and a repossession agent.
Podniestrzanski was due to go on trial on charges of driving without a valid license and dealing with stolen property, namely parts from a Ford Thunderbird, on April 6, 1995. Police issued warrants for his arrest when he failed to show up for court, but Podniestrzanski was not actually reported as a missing person until May 30, 1997, over two years after his disappearance.
His loved ones think he met with foul play and is no longer alive. Police now share the same view; they don't believe Podniestrzanski fled to avoid prosecution.
Podniestrzanski is originally from New Jersey and moved to Florida with his family in 1981; some of his relatives still live in Clearwater.
He has outstanding warrants against him. He has a criminal record for aggravated battery, auto theft, driving without a valid licence, disorderly conduct and probation violation. His criminal activity may have played a role in his disappearance, which remains unsolved.