Geno Samuel Ranelli
Ranelli, approximately 1977; Ranelli's tattoo
Date reported missing : 05/20/1977
Missing location (approx) :
St. Paul, Minnesota
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 01/22/1951 (70)
Age at the time of disappearance: 26 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11, 150 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Ranelli has a tattoo on his right forearm; a photo of it is posted with this case summary.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : 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.
One of Ranelli's friends,Â 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 Freeman and Ranelli disappeared together and may have been en route to Pennsylvania. Both cases remain unsolved, and Ranelli has been declared legally dead.
Other information and links : ncy
St. Paul Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The Doe Network
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