Peter G. Lorang
Lorang, approximately 2001
Date reported missing : 07/31/2001
Missing location (approx) :
Galway, New York
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 08/24/1972 (48)
Age at the time of disappearance: 28 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11, 190 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Lorang has a tattoo on his right shoulder of a red circle with Japanese characters. He walks with a cane.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Lorang was last seen in Galway, New York on July 31, 2001. has never been heard from again. He was reported missing by his father several days later. Lorang lived in the 2200 block of Cook Road in Charlton, New York at the time of his disappearance, and also ran an auto detailing business there. After his disappearance, his dog was found alone on the property; it had been left without food and water.
When the police searched his residence, they found what they characterized as "explosive devices" in his garAge at the time of disappearance: . Lorang's father stated the explosive devices were hunting rifles, black powder and handguns.
Lorang has no criminal record and no history of erratic behavior, and he was behaving normally prior to his disappearance. It's uncharacteristic of him to be out of touch with his family. He was last known to be driving a 1994 Chrysler LeBaron convertible sedan with New York license plates; this vehicle was found abandoned in Albany, New York several weeks later.
Lorang is a Marine veteran who attended Schenectady High School. His father stated he was known to carry large amounts of cash, and he believes his son was mugged and killed. His disappearance is considered suspicious and his case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Saratoga County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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October 12, 2004. March 7, 2018; picture added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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