Posts Tagged ‘Pennsylvania’

Menendez (right photo) Boehm (left photo) 

Sarah Rae Boehm, a fourteen-year-old female teen, was described as a good student, cheerleader, and participated in her former school’s band.  The last time she spoke to her parents was 10p.m. on July 14, 1994, telling her that she was planning on staying at a friend’s house. She was reported missing less than 24 hours later to local law enforcement in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. Several months later, on November 4, 1994, Sarah’s remains were discovered in the “Berlin Reservoir,” located within a Ohio state park, Portage County, Ohio. This rural community in Ohio was located approximately two hours away from the victim’s home in Pennsylvania.

Additionally, Kathryn Menendez, another female teen victim, went missing on August 21, 1994, and her nude body was found several days later on an oil road near the “Berlin Reservoir.” Kathryn had been strangled to death. Both Sarah and Kathryn’s bodies were located approximately 1/2 mile apart in the same Ohio state park. Seventeen-year-old Kathryn was from Portage County, Ohio.

Information is being sought in both cases. Specifically, how Boehm from Pennsylvania ended up murdered in Ohio and information regarding the murder of Menendez. Investigators believe the two cases may be related. The FBI from both Pennsylvania and Ohio have been working closely with local law enforcement from Portage County, Ohio, as well as Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

KATHRYN MENENDEZ POSTER & SARAH RAE BOEHM POSTER

Do you know these young woman?

These photographs were discovered in the Summer of 1969 in an abandoned hanger located in Berks County, PA. The hanger was a hot-spot for a local motorcycle gang at the time. The female’s in the photo were never identified nor has anyone ever claimed to know them. There was also no missing person reports in the local community and it is believed that the two were not from the area.
Authorities have received information indicating that these photos could be instrumental in identifying  both Jane Does.

 

Jane Doe Number One (Left)

Discovered On August 22, 1968 In A Wooded Area Along State Route 82, Caernarvon Twp, Berks County, Near The Chester/Berks County Line.
Estimated Date Of Death: August 14, 1968
Cause Of Death: Multiple Gunshot Wounds – 5 Shots To The Chest And Abdomen, One To The Left Temple.
Estimated Age: Initial Estimate Was That She Was 15-20 Years Old, However, When Doctors Examined Calcium Formations In The Bone Joints, It Was Decided That She May Have Been As Old As 30.
 
Approximate Height & Weight: 5’3″, 125-130 Lbs
Distinguishing Characteristics: Brunette Hair With A Reddish Tint.  Eye Color Unknown.  No Scars Or Tattoos.
Clothing: Black Nehru-Type Blouse With Zipper Down The Back;  Black Bra, Size 36B;  Sandy Colored Nylon Stockings; White Girdle; Nico Brand White Sandals, Size 8M, Made In Italy.  No Slacks Or Skirt Found.
Jewelry: Bronze, Four-Way, Religious Medal On A Heavy, Endless Chain.  The Medal Depicted The Crucifix On The Front.  On The Back Was The Inscription: “I Am A Catholic.  In Case Of Emergency, Call Me A Priest”.  She Was Also Wearing A Sterling Identification-Type Bracelet With A Flexible Band On Her Left Wrist.  There Was No Inscription On The ID Bracelet. 
Other: 22-Caliber Short Bullets Were Removed From The Body.  Extensive Facial Decomposition.
Agency Case Number: L01-0026607
NCIC Number: U-294925792

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Jane Doe Number Two (Right)  

Was Located On April 18, 1969 In French Creek State Park Which Is About 3-1/2 Miles From Where Jane Doe Number One Was Discovered. She Was Deceased And Her Skeletal Remains Were On A Large Flat Rock And Scattered Within A 12-Foot Radius With No Attempt To Conceal Or Hide Her. She Was Missing Three Teeth And Was Wearing No Clothes But One Sandal And A Pair Of Underwear Was Next To The Victim. The Elastic Part Of The Underwear Was Rolled Up, As If It Had Been Rolled Off Of The Victim.
DNA And Fingerprints Are Not Available.
It Is Unclear If Victim Number Two Lost 3 Of Her Teeth Due To A Struggle, Or If They Were Missing Prior To Her Death.
She Is Described As Having Brunette Colored Hair, Standing 5’1” Tall, With An Estimated Age Of 21 Years.
Estimated Time Of Death: Summer 1968
NCIC Number: U-294927902  Agency Case Number: L01-0033856

Photo of the victim’s sandals, the pair of sandals on the left belonged to victim number one and the sandal on the right belonged to victim number two, the other sandal belonging to victim number two were never located

The bracelet and bronze medal belonged to victim number one. On the medal was the description: I am a Catholic in-case of an emergency, call me a priest

 

If you have any information regarding this cold case you’re asked to please contact: Pennsylvania State Police 610-378-4035

You may also leave a online tip by emailing – contact@pennsylvaniamissing.com
Those who choose to leave a tip can remain anonymous

Pictured; Ray Frank Gricar – Missing From Pennsylvania

Ray Gricar is a missing person from Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, United
States. Gricar was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, but moved to Pennsylvania In 1980 and attended State College. After a brief stint as an assistant district attorney, Gricar was elected district attorney of Centre County later that year. He was re-elected four times before announcing that he would not run for re-election in the 2005 campaign. Sadly, Gricar didn’t get to enjoy his ”golden years”. In  2005, Gricar went missing in what is considered a ”suspicious” disappearance.

On the morning of April 15th, 2005 Ray Gricar called his girlfriend and told her he was going to go for a ride in his vehicle which was a red and white mini cooper automobile along Route 192 in Penn’s Valley.

Gricar’s live-in girlfriend began to get worried when he wouldn’t answer his cellular phone and when he failed to come home that day, she went ahead and called authorities.

His vehicle was found in Lewis-burg, Pennsylvania, near the Susquehanna River, the following day (4/16/05) abandoned in a parking-lot. His possessions were found inside his car which included his cell-phone and laptop with his cell phone inside. Those who knew Ray Gricar immediately feared the worse. Searches were conducted, tips and leads were followed, yet the missing man was never found.

Police conducting searches days after Gricar went missing

According to the FBI website, Ray Gricar may also use the names Ray Lange or Ray Gray. He has ties to Ohio and California.

Centre County authorities declared Ray Frank Gricar legally dead on July 25th, 2011. Over 6-years after he was last seen alive.

Lara Gricar, Ray’s adopted daughter, had petitioned the court to declare him dead so his assets could finally be distributed. Lara has long refused to speak to journalists and lives in Washington state, which has made people assume there own theories.

Pictured; Ray’s adopted daughter, Lara Gricar

A internet user wrote:

”If it was my family missing I would be speaking to every journalist and writer that would give me a chance. I wouldn’t just go and petition to declare him dead so I could collect.”

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Description; Ray Gricar was born on October 9th, 1945. A Caucasian male with brown, graying hair, green eyes, about 6” feet-tall, weighing approximately 170-pounds at the time of his disappearance. He was last seen wearing a blue fleece jacket, jeans, and tennis shoes.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact Bellefonte Police – # 814-355-1501 Or write to them: 236 West Lamb Street, Bellefonte, PA, 16823.

You can also submit a tip at to the FBI by clicking the link provided and click on Ray Frank Gricar’s missing poster; http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/kidnap/