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EP 44 | What Happened To Andy Puglisi? Lawrence, Mass & The Suspects In His Disppearance (part two)

Part Two: The still-unsolved disappearance of 10-year-old Lawrence, Massachusetts boy Andy Puglisi who simply vanished from his neighborhood in the summer of 1976. Police searched for just six days before calling it off. That was the beginning of a 40-plus year mystery fraught with suspicions, slow response, and missed opportunities. This episode tells the story of the suspects in his abduction and other related crimes.

There were five known child predators at the pool the day Andy disappeared, police would tell his mother Faith Puglisi and, because they weren’t breaking any laws, there was nothing they could do about it. Children were not safe in the 1970s. They aren't safe today but missing kids in the 1970s seemed to be an phenomenon. We go over related cases of the men suspected in Andy's disappearnce, none of whom were arrest or prosecuted for his abduction. This is about violent crime against children, please listen with care. We still hope to find an answer to the question, what happened to Andy Puglisi? June is internet safety month and a good time to talk about what children face online and what we can do to help keep them safe. In 2018, the national center for missing & exploited children’s cybertipline received more than 18 million reports of online child sexual exploitation. the majority of these tips were related to:

They found that online enticement took place across every online platform; from social media sites to messaging apps and online games. It is shocking to learn how pervasive child sexual abuse online has become - with about 97% of American kids having access to tablets and smartphones, that opens up many opportunities for predators to get access to children online. Information at The Cyber Tipline: 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) Links

Have You Seen Andy? by Melanie Perkins McLaughlin Boston Globe "Have You Seen Andy' series, July 4, 1999 by Judith Gaines Now on Patreon:

Photos: Andy Puglisi, Andy and baby sister Mandy, Michelle Wilson, Boxford, Mass; Janice Pockett, Tolland, Connecticut, Janice's bike with the banana seat; Mary Olenchuk, Ogunquit, Maine (Maine's oldest cold case), David Louisin, Brockton, Mass, "Have You Seen Andy" now on Max, Higgins Memorial Pool,

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Oxygen - Robert Piest, Murdered in 1979 Des Plains, IL

Cook County Sheriff , Illinois - Unidentified Victims John Wayne Gacy

Chicago Tribune - Gacy Timeline
Lowell Sun archive, Andy Puglisi, 1976

Ranker - The Disappearance of Andy Puglisi
Lawrence Eagle Tribune - Thirty Years Later: Andy Puglisi Was Murdered, Aug 26, 2006

WCVB channel 5 - Andy Puglisi’s case on digital billboards marking 40th anniversary of his disappearance

Boston Globe - 44 years after Lawrence boy’s disappearance, State Police renew call for help, Aug 21, 2020 Boston Globe - Have you seen Andy? Four decades later, community remembers missing Lawrence boy, September 5, 2021

Lawrence Eagle Tribune - Missing 40 years, Andy Puglisi has not been forgotten, Aug 21, 2016

Psychic of 1982 and the Cop

Faith Puglisi moves

Chandler Matthew Puglisi

Eagle Tribune Andy Puglisi Search photos

Primetime LIve, ABC News investigation into Massachusetts Treatment Center for the Sexually Dangerous, Bridgewater, Mass

Mass.Gov Mass Treatement Center

State House News

Mass Legislature

Boxford, Mass Redfin Boxford Housing market

Michelle Marie Wilson

Dr. Brian A. McGovern, Boxford, Mass

Salem News - Killer of Boxford'sKeith Koster gets Life sentence , 2006

Gloucester Times - Koster Family angry over reduced verdict

CT Insider - Janice Pockett The Charley Project - Janice Pockett, Tolland, Connecticut

Cold Case New England - Mary Olenchuk, Ogunquit, Maine

News Center Maine - Mary Olenchuk

David Jon Louison, Brockton, Mass

The Suspects

Civil Commitment Process
Cape Cod Times - Charles E. Pierce Deathbed Confession
Independent - wayne W. Champan Boston Herald - The Shocking History of Child Rapits Wayne Champan

Hartford Courant - Chapman moved to nursing home in CT, April 2021
Boston 25 News - Convicted serial predator Wayne Chapman Dies, October 21, 2021

AP - Chapman claims more than 100 victims

Addition sources through archival records
Music included in this episode by Joe "onlyone" Kowalski and Andrew King.
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