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.”
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/