Pietro "Pete" Taormina Missing since December 1, 1956 from Norristown, Montgomery County
Vital Statistics Date of Birth: April 26, 1903 Age at Time of Disappearance: 53 Estimated Height: 5'3" to 5'6"
Estimated Weight: 140 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown AKA: Peter Taormina, Pete
Medical: had been diagnosed with diabetes Known Clothing at Time of Disappearance: blue topcoat, maroon shirt, black shoes.
Born in Sciacca, Sicily, Italy, Pete Taormina was 2 years old when he and his family emigrated to the United States on October 16, 1905, eventually settling into a home on Walnut Street in the Borough of Norristown, Montgomery County.
Little is known today about Pete today. What we do know is based on memories and stories, passed down through the years. His whereabouts after his disappearance are a family mystery that has never been solved.
Pete never married or had children. He lived his entire life in Norristown. It is unknown if he had a job or trade or if he served in the military. It is also unknown if he had a drivers license but he had no car at the time of his disappearance
. The one newspaper article about his disappearance stated that he had an injured leg that kept him from being able to walking very far. Family information is that he had issues with a leg and was subsequently diagnosed with diabetes. Pete feared that his leg might have to be amputated and the family felt that he was depressed and possibly suicidal because of this. The news article also stated that he may have been heading to Florida but it is unknown what member of the family provided that information.
Norristown Police Department took the missing persons report. Unfortunately, missing persons reports are destroyed after ten years so whatever additional information may have been documented has been lost forever.
From the Norristown Times Herald, dated December 2, 1956. Click on the image for an enlarged view.
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