• Tina Hunter of York said husband Donald Hunter, who has bipolar disorder, went missing in late August.

  • "He left his wallet, his keys -- just walked out of the house," she said.

    On Sept. 16, Donald Hunter contacted his brother in Harrisburg, ending his disappearance, Tina Hunter said.

  • A Dover area man was reported missing Sept. 14 in Adams County but was found five days later, according to Pennsylvania State Police in Gettysburg.

  • Jeffrey Glen Thomas, 51, had been last seen leaving a home in the first block of Barts Church Road in Union Township. Police did not provide information on why he left.

  • A Manchester man was reported missing in July by his wife. She described him as a recovering drug addict, who had endured several relapses during his addiction, and feared he might have experienced another.

  • He returned home less than week later. He declined to be interviewed for this story.


  • Ray Frank Gricar, 63, is white, 6 feet, 170 pounds, green eyes, brown and gray hair. For almost 20 years, Gricar served as the District Attorney for Center County. On April 16, 2005, Gricar's red and white Mini Cooper was found in a parking lot in Lewisburg, near the Susquehanna River, but Gricar was not found. Gricar may also use the names "Ray Lange" or "Ray Gray." He was last seen wearing a blue fleece jacket, jeans, and tennis shoes.

  • Jason Knapp, who at one time lived in York County, has been missing since April 12, 1998. The then-20-year-old Clemson University sophomore's car was found shortly after his disappearance at Table Rock State Park in Pickens County, S.C., which is about 30 miles from the school.


    How can people improve the chances that their loved one will be found? Law enforcement agencies need as much information as possible when trying to solve cases.

  • Contact information for the missing person's dentist so dental records can be obtained.

  • Fingerprints (Did the missing person ever get a background check with fingerprints?).

  • DNA samples. For example: a personal item that will provide DNA (hairbrush, toothbrush, etc.) or DNA samples from family members that can be submitted for DNA analysis.

  • Good, clear photos of the missing person.

  • Source: www.findthemissing.org, the Web site for the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System.