Ray Gricar, Original District Attorney in Jerry Sandusky Trial, Went Missing in 2005, Declared Dead


Nov 10, 2011

When an investigation first started in 2005 over allegations that Jerry Sandusky was engaging in sexual acts with young boys, district attorney Ray Gricar was working on getting to the bottom of things, disregarding Sandusky’s position at Penn State and in the community. Unfortunately in April of that same year, Gricar went missing.

A few months later, his daughter, Lara, petitioned to declare her father dead so that the family could have closure, according to The New York Times. But the Sandusky case was left wide open, with much of the evidence and momentum dying with Gricar.

Gricar’s disappearance has been a mystery ever since that April day in 2005.  His car was found in a parking lot 50 miles from his home, with his laptop, wallet and keys missing. Investigators later revealed an Internet search on Gricar’s home computer that read: “how to wreck a hard drive.” Foul play is still suspected because the former district attorney’s body still has not been found.

Anthony De Boef, assistant district attorney while Gricar was serving, explained how adament Gricar was when dealing with a case as serious as the Sandusky accusations.

“No one got a bye with Ray. He didn’t care who you were, he had a job to do.”

No good news has come from the Sandusky child sex scandal. Joe Paterno has been fired as Penn State’s head football coach, the school’s president Graham Spanier has tendered his letter of resignation, students were rioting in the streets over the news and the latest reports include Sandusky “pimping out” young boys.


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