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Gabriel Minarcin
GabrielMinarcin.jpgAge progressed to age 43
Age 11
Race White
Sex Male
Location Tarentum, Pennsylvania
Disappeared January 14, 1982
Missing for 39 years
Height 4' 0"
Weight 60 pounds
Classification Suspected accident

Gabriel Lawrence Minarcin (born October 5, 1971) was a boy who disappeared in 1982.


Gabriel was last seen around half past five in the afternoon on January 14, 1982, in his hometown of Tarentum, Pennsylvania. He was walking home accompanied by his friend, Jon Dabkowski . The boys had finished dinner at Jon's residence minutes before and Gabriel's house was only three doors down the street. The boys never reached Gabriel's house and haven't been seen since.

Police believe that the boys may have fallen through thin ice near their residences and drowned, as they were last seen walking together near the Allegheny River. Footprints in the snow led to the riverbank, but there were no prints leading away from the river. An extensive search of the water turned up no evidence that anyone had fallen in.

Due to a lack of clues, their disappearances are classified as non-family abductions.


  • Brown hair.
  • Brown or hazel eyes.
  • Mole on the right wrist.
  • Chipped upper front tooth.

Clothing and accessories

  • A maroon jacket and boots.