Above Image: Nuzzi, circa 2001
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: June 21, 2001 from Alpenglow, Alaska
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: January 23, 1949
Weight: 190 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Case Number: 01-31713
Details of Disappearance
Nuzzi's last know whereabouts were at a mini-mart. The surveillance video at the store shows him with a woman described as a thin white female with dark hair just past her shoulders, about 5'2" and 105 lbs., possibly in her 20s. The other person reportedly seen with Nuzzi and usually accompanying the woman was described as a tall, thin black male with rotting teeth.
Nuzzi worked as a registered nurse, traveling to different Alaska towns and staying for months at a time. He had lived in Alaska for seven years at the time of his disappearance. He did not keep a residence in Anchorage, instead staying in hotels when he was in town and renting a storage for his personal belongings, including his Jeep. When the storage area was searched, a family member found Nuzzi's cell phone, mountain bike, and wallet, still holding credit cards, and Nuzzi's current driver's license. Only his .38 caliber handgun was gone.
At a later date, the family member returned to the storage unit. There, they found a receipt they had overlooked. The receipt was stamped 9:47 p.m. June 18 - the night before Nuzzi was to leave for Bethel. It showed he bought cigarettes, two lighters, chips, and a liter of soda. The purchase of cigarettes concerned family members, as Nuzzi didn't smoke, and did not allow people to do so in his car.
Nuzzi traveled often for work and did not have a permanent home, staying in hotels and motels near his job assignments. He was reported missing by co-workers on June 21, 2001 when he did not report to work in Bethel on June 19. His vehicle was found parked in the Alpenglow parking lot of the Chugach State Park located 12 miles north of Anchorage. A three day search of the area failed to locate Nuzzi.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Anchorage Police Department
Alaska State Troopers
Alaska Department of Public Safety