Missing Person’s Families Meet With Benefactor, Joe Mammana


Several families met with Joe Mammana, the man who offered his help in their time of Mammananeed. Joe Mammana has come to the aide of many missing persons families by offering large rewards in hopes that it may lead to some form of information being brought forward to solve the investigations.

Those families met Joe Mammana, a Philadelphia man who first made headlines by posting a $100,000 reward in the Natalee Holloway case, where the college student was reported missing in Aruba.

Since then, Mammana has made the same generous offer in local cases,Ashlee Howley including the disappearances of Julie Popovich, Tony Luzio Jr., Michelle Hadsell and Carla Losey. Now, he’s offered an increased reward in the 1996 disappearance of Rob Mohney.

Joe Mammana is in town as a keynote speaker for the annual Crime Stoppers breakfast, which will be held Wednesday morning.

In wanting to make a difference Joe Mammana has offered what he feels is his best way to make a difference in missing person’s cases. It has brought together many unlikely people including Beth Twitty, the families of several missing persons and Joe Mammana.

The same was said for Beth Twitty, the mother of Natalee Holloway. Twitty Natalee Hollowayand Mammana were at the meeting to bring important messages to Central Ohioans.

“We share something in common now, that I never, never would have thought that we would have, so that’s pretty huge,” Twitty said.

“So many people want to do things, but they don’t know what to do,” Mammana said. “Some people pray, some people picket, protest. They’re all good, but I needed to do more.”

The families of eight missing adults met to support each other and to thank Mammana for putting his cash on the line as reward money in more than 100 cases nationwide.

As Joe Mammana believes that the generosity provides hope for the families and the largePopovich rewards can cause those individual who would not normally come forward to possibly do so.

“Forget $2,500 rewards. Forget $5,000 rewards. When you start throwing a $100,000 reward out there, mothers turn against sons, fathers turn against brothers. It changes the whole scope of everything,” Mammana said.

Mammana’s generosity gives the families hope that they’ll find answers about their loved ones. Twitty was in Columbus for that reason and to tell her daughter’s story to young adults in Central Ohio.

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  • Comments

    11 Responses to “Missing Person’s Families Meet With Benefactor, Joe Mammana”

    1. monkey wench on October 26th, 2005 1:01 pm

      These vicitims of foul play NEED A HERO. Joe just might be that.

    2. Susan on October 26th, 2005 1:32 pm

      Thank you, Joe Mammana, for your generosity and concern for all of the families that have missing loved ones. I wish it would help something break. Good luck and prayers.

    3. Joe on October 26th, 2005 2:20 pm

      Hello perps – soon, there will be no place to hide – even under rocks.

    4. truth of it all on October 26th, 2005 4:57 pm

      Joe Mammana is a absolute joke. No one even heard of him before this case outside of Philly, or outside of whatever jail cell he currently was in. His John Gotti like tough talk is a poor reflection of the family. How can you take Beth seriously when she has a second rate thug mouthing off. I loved his “when I ring the bell, it can’t be un-rung” line. Yeah, that boycott he was talking about – already been called. Guess what – it has not worked! Tourism is up. Why? Because as sad as it is, it is just an isolated incident.

    5. Pat on October 28th, 2005 6:35 pm

      Joe’s generosity and help should be appluaded, but his “hard guy” rhetoric is counter productive. I’m sure these masters of cover-up and crime aren’t intimidated by it, and it doesn’t endear the US to those who might be interested in helping.

      As for the boycott, it never has been an official effort, just many people speaking their opinions. Apparently it is having some effect, because we are seeing comments from the business and tuorism people in Aruba almost daily, as well as lots of lip service from the justice department.

    6. Bluesky on October 29th, 2005 4:56 pm

      Of course Aruba will defend itself everytime in any way against slander and baseless allegations…..

      This is the way to go…. I support it…..


    7. MiMi on October 29th, 2005 8:57 pm

      I say that you are known by the company you keep. It doesn’t matter to me one bit how much money Joe Mamanna has, I would not want to associate with him. Period.

    8. julie on October 30th, 2005 2:45 am

      Thank you to Joe Mammana for the support that he gives victims and their families. Hopefully someone will come forward whether it is for the reward money or out of a conscious need or desire. When the suspects start talking I hope someone will come forward. As a victim of a family member being murdered I can attest to the agony and relentless ache and insanity the family feels. If anyone has any information if you have one ounce of kindness in your heart please come forward.

    9. monkey wench on November 1st, 2005 6:47 pm

      If my child was missing and I had exhausted all my resources, I would be willing to let anyone help me that offered to find my daughter, even if they acted like a mobster…hell, even if they were. All I know is that I would want my child back NO MATTER WHAT! Beth has held it together better than I ever could, and for those of you who bad-mouth her, I can bet she has held up and done more to find her child than you would ever dream of doing.

    10. erika luzio on November 4th, 2005 2:21 pm

      OMG it makes me sick to hear anyone say anything bad about Joe Mammana. He is an amazing man! He says everything most people are afraid to speak out about!!…My brother tony luzio is missing from deleware, ohio and he is now helping our family in our search! I have never met a man who is so driven and who wont give up on what he believes in. He is Beth Twitty’s angel and she is so lucky to have his help and support in finding her daughter. I do believe natalee will be found because of Joe Mammana. I also believe he is going to help many other families in the future and we should be so thankful that someone who has a lot of money is using it to do good things for others! He is not only Beth Twitty and her families angel but I believe he is my families also…I know with his help we are going to find my brother. Please dont bash him for past mistakes he has made..everyone makes mistakes and he was lucky enough to get a second chance..and look what hes doing for us now!!

    11. tenneguy on April 24th, 2009 6:44 pm

      You do realize someone may be mocking the police ?
      I would give some serious thought to ways they may be doing this.Things are not always as they seem

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