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Joseph Brancato

Missing Person Massachusetts Joseph Brancato

April 1, 2018 – The body of Joseph Brancato was found along the wooded highway by a motorist on March 28, 2018, according to Salem News. The cause and manner of his death are still under investigation.

March 26, 2018 -Gunnery Sgt. Frank Lipka has been arrested on charges UNRELATED to the disappearance of Joseph Brancato.  He will appear in court on Monday.  Police Commissioner William Evans told Boston CBS, “I think they’re charging him with an old case where he pointed a gun at someone. Assault by means is what I believe they’re charging him with.”

Original Story:

Joseph Brancato, 18,  has been missing since November 18, 2017 from Peabody, Mass. Joey was last seen with an acquaintance on Mendelssohn Street in Roslindale. Joey moved to Roslindale in September. He was hoping to join the U.S. Marines.

Joey Brancato

WCVB News has reported that there is red evidence tape covering the locks on the door to a U.S. Marine Corps recruiting station in Roslindale.  No authorities have linked the closure of the recruiting office to Brancato’s disappearance.  NCIS is assisting the Boston Police Dept. with this investigation.

Although, media has not divulged a lot about this story, his family has and said that Joey was staying with his recruiter at his home and spent time at the recruiting office, that is against U.S. Marines policy.  This helps explain why there was red evidence tape on the door of the recruiting office.  Family has also stated the recruiter has now “lawyered up.”  The following was posted that helps explains what is going on:

Brancato is white, 5-foot-8 and weighs around 200 pounds. He has a shaved head and a distinct mole below his right nostril.

Contact the Boston Police Department if you have any information regarding Joseph Brancato at (617) 343-4566.

 

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