Frank E. Connell
Connell, approximately 2007
Date reported missing : 04/20/2007
Missing location (approx) :
Rensselaer, New York
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 11/22/1959 (61)
Age at the time of disappearance: 47 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5, 130 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white t-shirt, blue jeans and tan work boots.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. Connell had a beard and mustache at the time of his disappearance. He wears eyeglasses with dark-colored frames. Connell's front teeth are missing. He has a tattoo of a cross on his right arm.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Connell was seen between the hours of 9:30 and 11:45 p.m. on April 20, 2007 at Gibson's Bar in the vicinity of Broadway and Harrison Avenue in Rensselaer, New York, and afterwards nearby at Den-Den's. He had been drinking alcohol that night. He has never been heard from again.
Dogs tracked Connell's scent from the bars up Broadway to the city boat dock and into the water. No signs of a disturbance were found at his apartment. Foul play is not suspected in Connell's case, but it remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Rensselaer City Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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