Skip to comments.DA Ray Gricar disappears with his HD destroy; was his murder related to Paterno and Spanier?(vanity)
Posted on 11/10/2011 4:20:50 PM PST by GreaterSwiss
DA Ray Gricar was missing in 2005. No apparent reason was found. His hard drive was destroyed on puposes. Now apparently one reason pops up
-Either he was about to go after Paterno/Spanier/etc and crew(and they ordered him murdered -He was complicit with them and about to be found out
1999-Paterno, AD, Pres Spanier work a deal so then Defensive Coordinator at the top of his game walks away after caught doing stuff. He was sent to run a Child's Foundation (gasp)
2002-PSU assistant sees Defensive Coordinator molesting kid. He reports to Paterno who tells inner circle(Pres,AD,others complicit). Nothing happens.
2005-DA disappears for no reason. Could he have been either investigating the case or complicit and about to be found out?
At 11:30 a.m. (EDT) on April 15, 2005, Gricar called Patty Fornicola, his live-in girlfriend, to inform her that he was driving through the Brush Valley area northeast of Centre Hall. Fornicola reported Gricar missing 12 hours later when he failed to return home.
Gricar's car, a red MINI Cooper, was discovered the following day in an antique store parking lot in Lewisburg. His county-issued cell phone was inside, but his laptop computer, keys, and wallet were missing, and there were no signs of foul play. Police and family members noted that the location Authorities searched the river and its banks in the days following the vehicle's discovery, but found no sign of Gricar. Pennsylvania authorities asked the FBI to analyze Gricar's bank accounts, credit card records, and cell phone records, but found no clues as to where he may have been.
On July 30, 2005, fishermen discovered Gricar's county-issued laptop computer in the Susquehanna River beneath a bridge between Lewisburg and Milton. A Pennsylvania State Police computer expert analyzed the computer and found that its hard drive was missing. Two months later, a hard drive was recovered on the banks of the Susquehanna River about 100 yards (91 m) from where the laptop was found and is believed to be Gricar's; however, it was badly damaged and analysis by the FBI, U.S. Secret Service, and the firm Kroll Ontrack which had successfully recovered data from a hard drive recovered from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster were all unable to recover any data from the hard drive. In April 2009 Bellefonte police revealed that before his disappearance, Gricar used his home computer to perform internet searches on topics such as "how to wreck a hard drive", "how to fry a hard drive", and "water damage to a notebook computer".
I don’t think he was murdered.
He was searching on his home computer for topics like how to wipe your hard drive, will water destroy a laptop, etc.
I think he pulled a disappearing act, for reasons best known only to him, and since he’s been declared legally dead (as of this year), I’d say he pulled it off pretty successfully.
Another poster speculated he could be in Slovenia, as he’d traveled there to visit family a few times. It’s possible. It’s not so easy nowadays to disappear, but it can still be done.
I actually read up on the guy a bit this afternoon and it almost sounds like he just decided to drop off the edge of the earth and go create his own witness protection program in oh... Durant, Oklahoma. Two ex-wives, a live-in GF and somebody, somewhere, who stopped him from going after some of the PSU characters... I can see how it could get to a guy...
I’m not sure he was murdered; he could very well have committed suicide, or even staged his disappearance and gone into hiding. Maybe he was part of the pedo ring, and guilt got the better of him. Hard to say for sure.
I’m betting that the client list was on that hard drive.
I recall the DA was black but there was something else distinguishing...was he homosexual too-
Yes folks said DA queer too...my my
DA’s make lots of enemies.
Maybe the DA was threatened if he didn’t turn over the computer, or destroy it, and give to them??? Could it be there is a ring of pedaphiles using that non profit org?? Maybe not, but it’s odd that so much has happened there in past few years.
What do you think?
People committing suicide usually dont try like crazy to destroy a hard drive. I wonder if newer technology could restore the HD.
The DA may make enemies but Penn State is a sleepy town..If Sandusky was involved with high profile donors and all PSU higher ups knew it would be dangerous to go against them..
He probably faked his death to leave the country and escape the ridiculous tax code and violations of personal privacy...
We will likely never know.
He’s sitting in a jail in Utah.......
Michael Rivero, you certainly have a lot of screen names here......LOL!
I recall the DA was profiled and investigated for quite a while on Nancy Grace and Greta right after he disappeared. Never found.
Why would it be related to Spanier and Paterno. If anything it’s related to Jerry Sandusky! Wow! People are really reaching!
I would think all he would have to do in order to spike the case would be to not prosecute. Overwrite new files on top of the old ones, or not investigate the case to begin with. Or even take the laptop to Slovenia with you.
Are we certain it was Gricar that did the searches? Maybe his computer had a virus and those files were put there, or else a friend (possibly the girlfriend) used his computer and put them there.