If there’s one mystery which continues to haunt Central Pennsylvania, it’s definitely – what happened to Ray Gricar?
The attorney general simply vanished one day in 2005. His car was found in Lewisburg:
Former Centre County District Attorney Ray Gricar hasn’t been seen since leaving work in 2005, seven years after he decided against charging Sandusky after a boy’s mother complained to State College police about abuse. His car was found in Lewisburg.
Current District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller formed a task force in 2010 to investigate Gricar’s disappearance, but state police from Hollidaysburg are taking over at the request of Bellefonte police.
Bellefonte Chief Shawn Weaver says state police have more resources to devote to the investigation and hopes having another agency take a fresh look at the case might generate some leads.
Now, the mystery is back in the limelight with the state police taking over the case. It’s got people talking and wondering yet again:
I want to know when the time is to simply say “This case is cold, when we get compelling evidence, we’ll open it.” At this point, I don’t think any of these man hours have produced anything substantial.
But people love a good mystery. They just can’t let it go.
I guess we’ll see if Gricar’s family finally can get some closure.
To me, that’s a nice way to say goodbye, and begin a new era. It hurts, but you have to do it, just like we had to a couple weeks ago. But I’m not sure that the message translates, especially when you’re in mourning for a coach you loved.