Dominick A. Pendino
Missing since March 3, 1999 from Town of Newburgh, New York
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Pendino was last seen on March 3, 1999 in Newburgh, New York. He left for his job at the Newburgh Auto Auction at 05.50, but never made it there.
At 07.00, his wife found his car still in the driveway and a trail of blood leading away from it. Later analysis revealed the quantity of blood found in his driveway excluded the possibility that he could still be alive.
Two months later, Town of Newburgh police arrested two of Pendino's friends in the murder, Gregory Chrysler and Larry Weygant. In 2000, they were convicted of murder and conspiracy to sell marijuana. It was proved at trial that they killed Pendino because Chrysler mistakenly believed Pendino had given police a tip about Chrysler's marijuana business that led to Chrysler and his wife getting arrested.
In 2000, they were convicted for his murder and are serving 25 years-to-life in state prison.
After the crime, trial records show that Chrysler took his white Toyota 4Runner to Riverside Tire in Walden, and strong-armed the detail man there into cleaning blood spots out of the SUV.
Police searched a hilltop in Marlboro in 2001 and some woods off Browns Road in Montgomery in 2005. There was nothing, and Chrysler and Weygant have refused to talk about what they did with Pendino's body.
Pendino was well-liked. He was from a respected family in the Town of Newburgh. Hundreds of people turned out for a prayer vigil after Pendino disappeared. His widow was left to raise two children, including a son who was born two months after Pendino was murdered.
Investigators Newburgh Police Department
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Newburgh Police Department
NCIC Number: M-200583192
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New York State Police
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