The Altoona Mirror reported today that Ray Frank Gricar (above), a Pennsylvania District Attorney who disappeared eight years ago, may have been murdered by a former Hells Angel who became an FBI snitch.
In a story by Greg Bock, the Mirror reports the source for the story as a former “ranking officer in the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.” The Mirror began interviewing the source in May. The source told the paper the District Attorney’s “knee caps were spun,” his throat was cut and his body was hidden in an abandoned mine shaft. The shaft was then closed and its former opening concealed.
The source said the murder was retaliation for a 12-year prison sentence given the alleged murderer after Gricar convicted him for aggravated assault. The alleged murderer worked as an FBI informant while a member of the Hells Angels.
The source told the Mirror he took FBI agents to the approximate location of the mineshaft but did not disclose its exact location because the shaft holds four other bodies in addition to Gricar’s as well as several guns. The source is seeking immunity from prosecution by federal authorities.
The Mirror states, “Multiple independent sources, including law enforcement familiar with the case, confirmed the FBI had questioned the source and taken him to the location.”
The alleged murderer appears to be presently enrolled in the U.S. Marshals Service’s Witness Protection Program. You can read the Mirror’s story here. http://www.altoonamirror.com/page/content.detail/id/574962/Police-probe-claim-Gricar-killed.html?nav=742
Gricar was the District Attorney of Centre County Pennsylvania for 20 years before he disappeared on April 15, 2005. Gricar was last seen shopping in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Police found his car outside a Lewisburg antique shop the next day. Fishermen found Gricar’s laptop computer in the Susquehanna River on July 30, 2005. The computer’s hard drive had been removed. Gricar was declared legally dead on July 25, 2011.
The disappearance has provided fodder for several reality television programs including Haunting Evidence on Court TV, Disappeared on Investigation Discovery, Without A Trace on CBS and Dateline NBC.
Last year, numerous news outlets tried to connect Gricar’s disappearance to the prosecution of a vicious pedophile and former Penn State football coach named Jerry Sandusky. Gricar refused to prosecute Sandusky in 1998 after the pedophile raped an 11-year-old boy. The man that boy became testified at Sandusky’s 2012 trial as “Victim Number Six.”