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Episode #9 : Robert Baron - Missing (2017)

Updated: Apr 22

When the daily dough delivery for the Ghigiarelli’s Pizzeria was found on the sidewalk, Robert's family knew something was wrong. They had no idea they would be walking into the restaurant to find signs of a violent assault and Robert still missing. See update below.



Robert Baron

Birth: 1959 - Missing: 1/25/2017

Ethnicity: Caucasian - Sex: Male

Height: 5'9" - Weight: 185lbs

Hair Color: Grey - Eye Color: Unknown

Hometown: Old Forge, Pa (Lackawanna County)


Last Known Location: Robert was last seen leaving Ghigiarelli’s Pizza on Main Street in Old Forge, PA to take his son home. His son reported he dropped him off at his apartment around 10-11PM on January 25th, 2017 and was never seen again. Signs of a violent assault were found found inside the Ghigiarelli’s Restaurant as well has in the upstairs apartment, and his vehicle.


Clothing: A black north face jacket, blue/black sweatpants, a dark t-shirt, and a Penn State hoodie.


Distinguishing Characteristics: N/A


Additional Information: Robert's vehicle (2006 Hyundai Elantra) was found abandon on Howard Street in Old Forge, PA on 1/29/2017.


DNA: Unknown


Fingerprints: Unknown


Dental Records: Unknown


If you have any information please call Lackawanna County District Attorney’s office at 570-342-9111 or Old Forge Police at 570-457-7441. The family also says you can provide tips to them on the "Finding Robert Baron" Facebook page. If you wish to stay anonymous call PA crime stoppers at 1-800-472-8477.


CASH REWARD: Up to $10,000 for information leading to a location or arrest.


UPDATE:

Human remains were found during a search for Robert. The identity of the remains has not yet been confirmed.

https://www.pahomepage.com/news/remains-found-during-the-search-for-robert-baron/


Human remains positively identified as Robert Baron. 37 year-old Justin Schuback has been arrested for the crime, along with additional charges. View case timeline below:

https://www.wnep.com/article/news/local/lackawanna-county/timeline-leading-to-arrest-in-murder-of-robert-baron-jr-justin-schuback-ghigarellis-pizza-old-forge-district-attorney-mark-powell/523-30fc4b06-2741-41d1-8568-c41d436ab7a7


Sources

https://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/pennsylvania-family-desperate-answers-disappearance-beloved-ghigiarelli-s-pizza-owner-n1124306 https://www.newspapers.com/image/522612025/?terms=robert%20baron&match=1 https://www.newspapers.com/image/593404398/?terms=robert%20baron&match=1 https://www.newspapers.com/image/526558031/?terms=robert%20baron&match=1

https://www.newspapers.com/image/535005645/?terms=robert%20baron&match=1

https://worldpopulationreview.com/us-cities/old-forge-pa-population

https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/movies/a29961398/russell-bufalino-the-irishman-true-story/




Last updated 4/22/2023

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