Justin Lane Bressman

Above: Bressman, circa 2003


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 18, 2003 from the Bronx, New York
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: December 23, 1970
  • Age: 32 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10, 185 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Light brown hair, brown eyes. Bressman has a multicolored tattoo around his right bicep of his first name, Justin, in Old English style print. The tattoo is approximately four inches high.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A blue polo shirt with the Synergy logo, gym pants, and sneakers.
  • Medical Conditions: Bressman had a drug problem at the time of his disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Bressman was last seen at approximately 10:00 a.m. on September 18, 2003, as he left a friend's home in the New York City borough of the Bronx. He has never been heard from again. Sometime after his disappearance, his 1991 Nissan was found abandoned and burned at Greenpoint in Brooklyn.

    Bressman was a possible witness in the murder of Vincent Gargiulo, a steel worker who was shot to death in what is believed to be a Mafia-related slaying. Garguilo was found dead just before 7:00 a.m. on August 30, 2003, at 30th Street and Broadway in New York City, one block from the construction site where he was employed. He was a friend of Bressman's. Bressman disappeared two weeks after being questioned by police about the homicide. When police tried to contact him again to re-interview him, they learned that he had disappeared. Some speculate that Bressman may himself have been killed, or that he is hiding out of fear for his life.

    Bressman resided in the Bronx in September 2003; his parents live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His parents have not heard from him since September 14, and his roommate and girlfriend have not seen him since September 18. His case is unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New York City Police Department


    Source Information
    The New York Post
    American Mafia


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