Dominick A. Pendino
Pendino, approximately 1999
Date reported missing : 03/03/1999
Missing location (approx) :
Newburgh, New York
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 05/22/1962 (59)
Age at the time of disappearance: 36 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 180 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A blue Auto Auction t-shirt, a green waist-length coat, jeans and black sneakers.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Pendino shaved his head prior to his 1999 disappearance and he may have a mustache. His left ear is pierced. He lost the use of his left arm in a motorcycle accident prior to his disappearance.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Pendino prepared to depart from his family's residence in Newburgh, New York at approximately 5:50 a.m. on March 3, 1999. His wife saw him standing in their driveway at that time. He was supposed to report to work at the Newburgh Auto Auction that morning.
Pendino never arrived at work. His wife called authorities when she noticed his car was still parked at their home at 7:00 a.m. A trail of blood was found leading away from the vehicle, but there was no sign of Pendino. An extensive search failed to produce any clues as to his whereabouts.
Gregory Chrysler and Lawrence Weygant were convicted of Pendino's murder in 2000. Authorities say Chrysler and Lawrence beat Pendino to death with a baseball bat near his residence because they thought he had told the police about Chrysler's marijuana dealings. Both men received 25 years to life in prison.
Pendino's body has never been located. Foul play is suspected in his case due to the circumstances involved.
Other information and links : ncy
Newburgh Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
New York State Police
The Watertown Daily Times
The Times Herald-Record
The Poughkeepsie Journal
The Doe Network
October 12, 2004. March 13, 2008; picture added.
Interactive Missing Person Search Map