Crime

Gricar disappearance still under investigation

Murder suspect Heath Quick is escorted into District Justice Daniel Hoffman office in Bellefonte.
Murder suspect Heath Quick is escorted into District Justice Daniel Hoffman office in Bellefonte. Centre Daily Times

A decade ago, Centre County District Attorney Ray Gricar was last seen at a Union County antique mall and subsequently vanished.

Although Gricar was declared legally dead in 2011, his disappearance is still under investigation by law enforcement agencies.

Pennsylvania state police and criminal investigators of the Troop G Major Case Team took over the investigation from the Bellefonte Police Department last year. State police are assisted by the Centre County District Attorney Task Force, started in 2010 by current District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller.

“While it is not in the headlines with any frequency, it certainly occupies the same significance to all of us as it always has, and will continue to do so for the community and the family,” Parks Miller said of Gricar’s disappearance.

The case is classified as a “missing person” and state police are continuing to explore possibilities that may have led to the disappearance. They continue to receive and investigate tips and information but, because of the nature of the case, specific details will not be released, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the state police tip line at 800-472-8477.

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