Gabriel Anthony “Gabe” Caporino

gabriel_anthony_capotino_01Gabriel Anthony “Gabe” Caporino is a U.S. Navy Veteran who was last seen in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana on March 3, 1974.  Gabriel Caporino had been workinh as an executive with the coffee division of General Foods.  At the time of his disappearance, he had worked with General Foods for 17 years. Gabriel Caporino is from Yorktown Heights, New York, but was on a week-long business trip when he went missing.  On March 7, 1974, the day before he was going to fly back home, Gabriel Caporino called home and told his family of his plans for the evening and even confirmed a dinner with friends the weekend after he returned.  Gabriel Caporino left the Intercontinental Hotel on Canal Street where he had been staying and drove his Hertz rental car to the French Quarter of New Orleans to hear Jazz.  Gabriel Caporino has not been seen or heard from since.

A search of Gabriel Caporino’s hotel room revealed his unused return plane tickets, partially packed suitcases and gifts he had obtained for his family back home.  Four days after he went missing, his credit card was used at a Sears store to buy a camera and some clothing by three people which the clerk at the time identified as “Hippie types”.  When the three people were asked for additional identification as they tried to use Gabriel Caporino’s credit card, they presented his Allstate insurance care.  His rental car was found about 10 days later abandoned with the keys on the door lock and all fingerprints wiped off.

Gabriel Caporino was 41 years old at the time he went missing in 1974. Gabriel Caporino is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighed approximately 160 pounds.  Gabriel Caporino has brown hair and brown eyes.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of Gabriel Anthony “Gabe” Caporino, contact the New Orleans Police Department at 504-658-6060 reference case # C-8130-74 or the New Orleans FBI, Detective John Duzac at 504-816-3000 (NamUs MP# 1711)

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