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Police find no clues on surveillance tape

Bellefonte Police Chief Duane Dixon has reviewed more than 100 hours of surveillance tape culled from stores between Centre Hall and Lewisburg, but found nothing that shows missing District Attorney Ray Gricar.

Police also viewed Centre County courthouse surveillance tape that showed Gricar coming into his office at about 6:19 p.m. and leaving at about 9:07 p.m. April 14, the day before he was reported missing, Dixon said.

Police have reviewed the district attorney's office phone records for that time frame, which showed that no long-distance calls were made while he was in the office.

It was not abnormal for Gricar to stop by the office in the evenings, Dixon said.

However, Gricar had taken April 14 off from work and, after taking the morning of April 15 off, called girlfriend and housemate, Patty Fornicola, to say he planned to take that afternoon off as well.

Fornicola said it is not unusual for Gricar to take a few days off, but usually he did so only when he had specific plans.

Dixon said police will continue to investigate Gricar's disappearance, although there are few clues.

"We're running out of stuff to run down," he said. "Everyone wants answers. We want answers. And there are none."

-- Erin Nissley

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