Police: No link between long-missing DA, Sandusky
The man investigating the 2005 disappearance of a central
Pennsylvania prosecutor doesn’t believe it is linked to the
prosecutor’s 1998 decision to not file child-sex charges against
former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Still, Bellefonte police Det. Matthew Rickard tells The
Associated Press he’ll review how Centre County District Attorney
Ray Gricar (GREE’-kar) handled the 1998 allegations – just to be
With the case back in the spotlight because of the Penn State
child sex-abuse scandal, Rickard says he knows of nothing linking
Gricar’s April 2005 disappearance to the prosecutor’s earlier
investigation of Sandusky. Sandusky is charged by state prosecutors
with molesting the alleged 1998 victim and seven other boys.
Earlier this year, a judge declared Gricar dead, at the request
of Gricar’s daughter.