In February of 2009, I wrote an entry about the “revelation,” such as it was, about then Centre County District Attorney Ray Gricar speaking to associates, possibly a year before he disappeared, about erasing the contents of his then sole computer, the laptop. Being a skeptic, I suggested that maybe he was moving in with his then housemate, Ms. Fornicola, and didn’t want her to see, even inadvertently, personal or employee files on the computer. The entry is here:
Today, we had an additional revelation, that Mr. Gricar had done searches on his computer relating to the destruction of data on hard drives, “water damage to a notebook computer.” This was exact method used to destroy the data. http://www.centredaily.com/news/local/story/1228044.html
The home desktop computer, where Mr. Gricar’s searches were found, was not an old computer. It had been purchased around January of 2005; it was collected from the house on 4/17/05. In other words, Mr. Gricar expressed and interest erasing the drive about a year before he disappeared and then did searches on how to do it on in early 2005.