• D.A. who refused to prosecute Sandusky in '98 missing since '05


    PITTSBURGH,None - Channel 11 News is looking into the disappearance of the district attorney who chose not to prosecute former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky more than a decade ago.

    Ray Gricar disappeared in 2005.  Gricar’s car and laptop were found along the Susquehanna River, but police have yet to find the former district attorney.

    In 1998, Gricar made the decision not to file charges against Sandusky after a mother told university police Sandusky had inappropriate contact with her 11-year-old son.
    Over the weekend, Sandusky was charged with 40 counts of sexual abuse that authorities said involved eight boys during a 10-year period.

    The grand jury that indicted Sandusky last week referred specifically to that case. After a lengthy investigation by university police Detective Ronald Shreffler, the investigation was closed after Gricar decided there would be no criminal charges.

    Police tried to access Gricar's computer, but the hard drive was destroyed by the water. Last summer, Gricar was declared deceased by the courts. He had never explained his decision not to prosecute Sandusky.

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