Jodie Lamirande’s PageMiles for Hope 2021
For Andy puglisi from Lawrence, Massachusetts, my hometown.
A Lawrence boy whose unsolved disappearance transfixed the Bay State — and became the subject of an Emmy Award-winning documentary.
State police said that in 1999, one of Andy’s childhood playmates who had been at the pool that summer day, Melanie Perkins, returned to Lawrence and directed the Emmy Award-winning documentary “Have You Seen Andy?”
On the afternoon of Aug. 21, 1976, 10-year-old Angelo Puglisi, nicknamed Andy by his family, was playing with his siblings and friends at the Higgins Memorial Pool, state police said in a statement. The city pool was a popular spot across the street from the Stadium Housing Project in south Lawrence, where Andy had lived with his family, state police added.
Anyone with information relevant to his disappearance is urged to contact state trooper Matt Murphy, a detective in the Essex County investigation unit who is assigned to the case. Murphy can be reached at 978-745-8908 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.