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Marcell Byers

Do you know what happened to Marcell Byers?

  • Last updated: January 18, 2023
  • Youngstown, OH
  • July 11, 1989

Overview of Marcell Byers

Marcell Byers was last seen on July 11, 1989, in Youngstown, Ohio. He was standing on a street corner with friends when a white man driving a compact car drove up and asked where he could buy some crack. Shortly after, a gray and black Jeep Cherokee or Ford Bronco with Florida license plates driven by the same man drove up. The driver and his passenger jumped out, pistol-whipped Byers, sprayed him with Mace, and threw him in the back of the vehicle. They drove away, and Byers has never been heard from again.

Father-son duo Gerald Zuppo Sr. and Gerald "Jerry" Zuppo Jr. were arrested and charged with kidnapping a few days later. Police believe they abducted Byers because he had robbed Jerry earlier and stolen a gold chain from him. I

n June 1989, both Gerald and Jerry pleaded no contest to kidnapping and were sentenced to five to twenty-five years in prison each.

Byers has never been located, and police believe he is deceased due to the passage of time and lack of contact with family.


  1. Date Missing:July 11, 1989
  2. Birthday:August 21, 1970
  3. Current Age:53
  4. Age at Incident:18
  5. NAMUS Number:MP24852
  6. Race:Black / African American
  7. Gender:Male
  8. Height:6' 1"
  9. Weight:155 lbs
  10. Hair Color:Black
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