Anthony Guy Urciuoli Jr. ** Poughkeepsie, NY * 2001

Anthony Guy Urciuoli Jr. **  Poughkeepsie, NY  *  2001

Anthony Guy Urciuoli Jr.

Above Images: Urciuoli, circa 2001

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: January 24, 2001 from Park, Poughkeepsie, New York
Classification: Missing
Date Of Birth: October 7, 1969
Age: 31
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 140 lbs.
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Hazel
Race: White
Gender: Male
Distinguishing Characteristics: Suffered gunshot wound
to lower (left?)leg.
Medical Conditions: Blistered fractured discolored
mandibular condyle (the area of the jaw).
Clothing: Black puffy jacket, baggy jeans.
Nickname: Tony
Case Number: 2001-101887

Details of Disappearance
Last seen when he left his parents home at approx. midnight. His vehicle located in parking area adjacent to Wilbur Blvd. approx. 4 miles from residence.

Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Town of Poughkeepsie
Det. Sgt. Linderholm
(845) 485-3666

Source Information
Town of Poughkeepsie Det.

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Comment by Brenda on July 22, 2013 at 8:20pm

Anthony Urciuoli
Anthony “Tony” Guy Urciuoli Jr., then 31 years old, disappeared Jan. 24, 2001. He was last seen leaving his family’s home around 11:30 p.m.

He went to shoot some pool, his father told Town of Poughkeepsie police. He was only supposed to be gone for a couple of hours.

He never returned home. The next day, his gray 2000 Nissan Maxima was discovered on Wilbur Boulevard, near Spratt Park, in the City of Poughkeepsie, according to Journal archives.

Leads initially poured in, town police Capt. Paul Lacomte said, but recently they have slowed. The case is still active and is being investigated by Detective Rocco Cordato, he said.

Lacomte said Urciuoli’s disappearance could be a result of “several different scenarios,” but at this point his case is considered simply a missing-person case.

“You have to go where the evidence leads,” Lacomte said.

The captain said “every now and then” the department gets leads on Urciuoli’s case and explores them.

“It’s very frustrating that we haven’t come to a conclusion yet,” Lacomte said. “We respect the fact that the community keeps this case alive, and hopefully we will get additional tips.”

Urciuoli is a 5-foot-10-inch white male. He weighs about 130 pounds, with black hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone with information on this case may call Town of Poughkeepsie police detectives at 845-485-3670.

Comment by Brenda on January 30, 2012 at 8:51pm
Comment by Brenda on January 30, 2012 at 8:51pm

Comment by Brenda on January 30, 2012 at 8:50pm
Comment by Brenda on January 30, 2012 at 6:21am

Dozens attend prayer vigil for man missing since 2001
10:53 PM, Jan. 29, 2012 | Comments

Written by
Shantal Parris Riley
Poughkeepsie Journal

Standing together, they prayed for an end to more than a decade of searching.

“This just haunts our community,” City of Poughkeepsie resident Nancy Keenan-Rich said.

Keenan-Rich and about 50 other people gathered at Spratt Park Sunday for a vigil to mark the 11th year of the disappearance of Anthony Urciuoli Jr.

The Poughkeepsie native, then 31 years old, was last seen leaving the home he shared with his family Jan. 24, 2001.

“He said, ‘I’m going out to play pool, I’ll be back in a couple of hours,’ ” Anthony Urciuoli Sr. said, recounting the last words he heard spoken by his son.

He was never seen or heard from again.

“Lord, help those who are searching now to find the answers to their questions and end their searching,” the Rev. Douglas Crawford of St. Martin de Porres Parish said, as he led the group in prayer. “Help us to cope with this loss in our lives.”

Following the vigil prayer, Urciuoli thanked those who came and offered words of advice.

“Hold your loved ones close,” he said.

The Urciuolis are offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the discovery of their son’s location or to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who harmed him.

Anyone with information about the disappearance is asked to contact Town of Poughkeepsie police at 845-485-3666.

Callers may remain anonymous.

Reach Shantal Parris Riley at or 845-437-4809.

Comment by Brenda on October 14, 2011 at 12:31pm
Comment by Brenda on January 31, 2011 at 6:21am
Vigil marks 10th year of disappearance, pain
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On the night of Jan. 24, 2001, after coming home from work, 31-year-old Anthony Urciuoli Jr. told his father that he was going out to play pool with a friend, then he walked out the door of his home on Brooklands Farm Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie. He was never seen again.

The next day, his gray 2000 Nissan Maxima was found in the parking lot of Spratt Park on Wilbur Boulevard in the City of Poughkeepsie.

That site was where about 50 friends and family members met Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of his disappearance.

As they held hands in a circle next to the spot where Urciuoli's car was found, Monsignor James Sullivan of St. Martin de Porres Church appealed to St. Anthony, the patron saint of the lost, for aid in the search.

"Oh gentle and loving St. Anthony, intercede for us and for Tony's family, and bring our petitions to the throne of God," he said. "Help those who are searching to find the answer in their search."

The search has yielded little relief for the Urciuoli family.

"It's been 10 years," Anthony Urciuoli Sr. said. "Not 10 days, not 10 weeks, not 10 months. Time does not erase the pain."

Not a hint of what happened to his son has cropped up in all of that time, Urciuoli said, not from police or from the private detectives hired at the cost of $1,500 a week in the year following the disappearance. "They cashed their checks and left," he said.

In 2001, the Urciuolis appeared on "The Montel Williams Show" and were told by psychic Sylvia Brown that a woman called their son on the night of the disappearance and that his killers put his

body in the Hudson River.

The information was not used by investigators, Urciuoli said Sunday, as they would not rely on tips from psychics.

Over time, detectives working on the case came and went.

"Some of them retired," he said. "They didn't find much."

Detectives spoke of some of the challenges in the case.

"When he disappeared, there weren't a lot of witnesses," Rocco Cordato, lead detective in the case, told the Journal last week.

Without calling it a cold case, Cordato explained that, as time passes, particular challenges arise.
"The older the case is, the harder it gets to follow up," Cordato said. "With time, people pass. People forget. Memories are often short."

Cordato said that because the investigation is still open, he can't talk about specific details on leads in the case.

He said, however, there are a number of new technological tools available to search for missing people, including a national database shared by law enforcement agencies to cross-reference physical information, such as gender, age and ethnicity to unidentified remains found in other parts of the country.

He cited the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System ( as an excellent resource for public searches for missing people.

At the vigil, Sandra Urciuoli said she had her own resource for dealing with the disappearance of her only son. She pointed to the sky.

"It's God," she said, smiling broadly as her hazel eyes welled with tears. "That's how I stay strong."

Lisa Wilms said she knows that it was "foul play" that led to her brother's disappearance. "I just know it in my heart," she said. "

The elder Urciuoli urged those in attendance Sunday to keep talking to their families and friends about the case.

"Someone knows something out there," he said.

A cash reward of $100,000 is now being offered for information about the locatio
Comment by Brenda on January 28, 2011 at 11:23am
Sunday vigil to be held for missing man in Spratt Park
JANUARY 27, 2011
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A vigil will be held on Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of the disappearance of Tony Urciuoli Jr., missing since Jan. 24, 2001.

The vigil will take place at at 3 p.m. at Spratt Park in the City of Poughkeepsie, near to where Urciuoli’s gray 2000 Nissan Maxima was discovered the day after he went missing.

The man’s family has held a vigil in the park every year since his disappearance.
Town and City of Poughkeepsie police have continued their investigation into the case through interviews and database searches, among other efforts, said Det. Rocco Cordato.

“We use databases that cross-reference physical description such as gender, age and ethnicity to unidentified remains,” he said.

Cordato said the one other unsolved missing person case in the Town of Poughkeepsie involved Joanne Nichols, who disappeared nearly 30 years ago.

Anyone with information on Urciuoli’s whereabouts is asked to contact Town of Poughkeepsie police at 845-485-3666, the City of Poughkeepsie police at 845-451-4000 or the Center for Missing Adults at 1-800-690-3463.

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