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radhika Donating Member (563 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 02:27 PM
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NBCSports: DA who didn't charge Sandusky disappeared in 2005
Don't know what to make of this...but the story posted by Teresa Masterson of NBCPhiladelpia.com is worth following.

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It is strange that Centre County District Attorney Ray Gricar never prosecuted Jerry Sandusky on child-rape charges 13 years ago, some speculate, because Gricar was known for being fiercely independent and hard on crime.

But it is even stranger that we cannot ask Gricar why Sandusky was not put behind bars because the tough-as-nails district attorney disappeared in 2005. And though he was declared dead July of this year, his body has never been found.

......(jump to later in story)

Ray Gricars car was found the next day in a Lewisburg parking lot and his laptop, sans hard drive, was found in the Susquehanna River, according to the Patriot-News.

Ray Gricars friend, Montour County District Attorney Robert Buehner Jr., told the New York Times that if the ardent district attorney had committed suicide, he would have wanted his body found. But in the case of possible foul play, no suspects have emerged from investigations.
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Full story:

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/45243142/ns/sports-colleg...
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 02:30 PM
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1. Didn't he reportedly google how to destroy a hard drive
I wonder if he knew something about what Sandusky was doing or (gulp) maybe even a part of it????
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 02:55 PM
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6. Yes, he did according to the police.
As well as "water damage to notebook computer." His county-issued laptop was found in the river, with the hard drive removed. The drive was recovered from the river 2 months later, completely unreadable.
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warrior1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 02:31 PM
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2. I wonder
if he wasn't paid off to disappear?

killed because he was going to file.

or

committed suicide again doesn't explain where did he body go

There was a show done on his disappearance, maybe they can revisit the story
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 02:35 PM
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3. k and r
so the unRec crew (R) will be thwarted in their efforts bury the truth.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 02:52 PM
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4. How does a DA just... "disappear"?
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 03:00 PM
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7. By doing so.
He had declined to run for reelection in 2004. In early 2005, he had called his girlfriend to let her know his route home. He never arrived. His car was found parked at an antique store, not far from where his brother had committed suicide a few years earlier by jumping off a bridge. His laptop was found a river, hard drive removed and rendered unreadable.

He'd apparently planned it ahead of time, since he'd done research online about how to destroy a hard drive, and water damage to a laptop. His county-issued cell phone was in the car, but he took his wallet with him. They tracked his bank accounts, but no activity ever showed up. No body, no communication with his adopted daughter (who was 27 at the time) or his girlfriend, nothing. Guy basically disappeared into thin air. If he killed himself, nobody ever found his remains in six years, not even something that could have been him. If he disappeared intentionally, he never seems to have surfaced again or had any contact with his friends or family that they'll speak to.
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 03:00 PM
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8. By doing so.
He had declined to run for reelection in 2004. In early 2005, he had called his girlfriend to let her know his route home. He never arrived. His car was found parked at an antique store, not far from where his brother had committed suicide a few years earlier by jumping off a bridge. His laptop was found a river, hard drive removed and rendered unreadable.

He'd apparently planned it ahead of time, since he'd done research online about how to destroy a hard drive, and water damage to a laptop. His county-issued cell phone was in the car, but he took his wallet with him. They tracked his bank accounts, but no activity ever showed up. No body, no communication with his adopted daughter (who was 27 at the time) or his girlfriend, nothing. Guy basically disappeared into thin air. If he killed himself, nobody ever found his remains in six years, not even something that could have been him. If he disappeared intentionally, he never seems to have surfaced again or had any contact with his friends or family that they'll speak to.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 02:55 PM
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5. Baxtered?
:scared:
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 03:03 PM
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9. Kick and Rec to counter the secret unreccers
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Myrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 03:24 PM
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10. Paid off ... or ....
... perhaps there was stuff on the harddrive that incriminated HIM TOO (looking the other way? taking bribes? inappropriate or unethical behaviour?)and he needed to cover his own tracks ...


:shrug:
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Electric Monk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 05:08 PM
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11. The man who knew too much, even if he didn't have enough proof to prosecute?
Interesting 'coincidence', indeed.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 10:12 PM
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12. Yeah. It is creepy.
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