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Police search for missing 53-year-old man

Thomas Augustyniak

Thomas Augustyniak

Search and rescue volunteers are scouring Glen Rock for a 53-year-old man who was last seen three days ago.

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The search for a York County man reported missing almost a year ago is over.  Police found Thomas Augustyniak, 53, from Glen Rock, dead on Saturday, at Prettyboy Reservoir in Northern Baltimore County.

Investigators say they don’t believe he was a victim of a crime.

On April 24th of last year, FOX 43 reported Augustyniak left a note saying he was going for a walk.  He signed it, “Love Tom.”  When he disappeared, family members were baffled because he left his phone, keys and wallet at home.

In the months following his disappearance, several police agencies, fire companies and volunteers spent time searching for him.  Last April 30th, FOX 43 reported a surveillance camera caught Augustyniak walking along Main Street in Glen Rock, headed towards the York County Rail Trail.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.  Baltimore County Police are handling the case.

 

 

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Thomas Augustyniak

A Glen Rock man who was reported missing 11-months ago has been found dead in Maryland, police announced Monday.   Thomas Augustyniak, 53, was reported missing on April 24 after he went for a walk and never came back.

Police say Augustyniak was found dead on Saturday at Prettyboy Reservoir in northern Baltimore County. There were no signs of foul play, according to investigators.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of his death.

Baltimore County Police are handling the case.

Local News
06/08/13

Search For Missing Glen Rock Man Continues

It’s been more than a month since Thomas Augustyniak was reported missing from his home in Glen Rock, York County.

Today a volunteer group conducted a grid search, looking for any clues that might lead to the missing man.

This group of men doesn’t personally know Thomas Augustyniak.

They say they saw his story on the internet and wanted to pick up where others left off.

Searching on foot, 6 volunteers set out.

“Move as quick as you can,” says a volunteer.

Dressed from head to toe in camouflage..

“If there’s no break in the brush just come back out,” says volunteer, George Kareles.

To see if they could help solve this mystery.

“Anywhere where the person might have made a path through the woods, may have bedded down looking for depressions in the area,” says volunteer, John Lutte.

Time is not working in their favor.

In fact, Thomas Augustyniak was last seen on April 24th.

An extensive search by police and search and rescue crews came up empty.

“Just come back on the road and we’ll continue further down,” says a volunteer.

But, this group believes they can make a difference.

“Hopefully we’re able to catch some clues that will lead us to find this person,” says Lutte.

The PA Defense Force didn’t contact family members to let them know they were searching.

“It’s only going to bring back the sensitive issue, they’re still obviously distraught that the individual hasn’t been found,” says Kareles.

But we spole with Augustyniak’s wife off camera.

She told us quote-“It makes me happy to know there’s people out there looking, but this should’ve been done a long time ago.”

The two day search will continue tomorrow as volunteers try and cover as much ground as possible, to bring a man home..where he belongs.

Augustyniak’s wife told FOX43 that although the Glen Rock Police Chief has been very helpful, the department hasn’t released any new information.

Local News
05/08/13

York County man’s disappearance baffles town

Family members, neighbors and even police are baffled about the disappearance of 53-year-old Thomas Augustyniak, of Glen Rock, who has been missing now for two weeks. “You have to feel so sorry for them. I mean all of a sudden your husband or father turns up missing and no reason that you know of,” said neighbor Bob Ruby. “It’s very sad because we haven’t heard anything now for over a week.”

Augustyniak left a note saying he was going for a walk, and signed it “Love Tom” with a smiley face. His wife Cheryl says he recently had Hernia surgery but he had recovered. She said he didn’t have any health issues and no real reason to leave. He loved his job and was supposed to return to work after a leave from the surgery on Wednesday, but never showed up. She now believes something did happen, and his health could be at risk. The family is offering a reward for information that leads to his whereabouts.

His disappearance seems strange to many, because he left his phone, keys and wallet at home. “A strange reason to go like that. If he plans to go somewhere he would have taken something with him. Why he would have only taken his driver’s license it’s still a mystery,” said Glen Rock Mayor Ron McCullough.

Augustyniak left his home at around 6 am on Wednesday, April 24th, and hasn’t been seen since. A surveillance camera caught a glimpse of him walking near Church and Main Streets in Glen Rock headed towards the York County Rail Trail/Hanover Street area. Cameras further down Main Street did not show Augustyniak, leading police to believe he veered onto the Heritage Rail Trail.

Several police agencies, fire companies and volunteers have searched several times. They have used police dogs, a helicopter and even dive teams, but still haven’t found any good clues. “Last week they brought a hound in and they trailed him down to the trail and then they lost his scent. You can only hope that he’s still alive and still doing well but until you find him you can only hope,” said McCullough. They lost his scent not far from his home on the Heritage Rail Trail, where it intersects with Valley Street. “This is the longest we have went that somebody hasn’t come up with a subject.”
“I know they have signs up all over the area,  you know let’s find Tom. I certainly do hope they find Tom,” said Ruby.
Police have received some tips of possible sightings Maryland, none of which have panned out. Anyone with information that leads to the whereabouts of Augustyniak is asked to call 911 or Southern Regional Police at (717) 235-3944

The family of a missing York County man is offering a reward for information that leads to his whereabouts.  53 year old Thomas Augustyniak, of Glen Rock, has been missing for a week.  Augustyniak left his home at around 6 am on Wednesday, April 24th, and hasn’t been seen since. A surveillance camera caught Augustyniak walking along Main Street in Glen Rock headed towards the York County Rail Trail/Hanover Street area.

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An extensive search of the area by police, volunteers, search and rescue teams with bloodhounds and a state police helicopter came up empty. Anyone with information is asked to call Southern Regional Police at (717) 235-3944 or (717) 840-2971.

Thomas Augustyniak

Thomas Augustyniak

Police are investigating the disappearance of a 53-year-old York County man. Thomas Augustyniak, of Glen Rock,  has not been seen since he left his home along West Street  early Wednesday morning.

Authorities say Augustyniak left his home for a walk around 6:15 a.m. and never returned home.

Search and rescue teams scoured a large area surrounding Augustyniak’s home on Thursday and were unable to locate him.

 

Anyone with information about Augustyniak’s whereabouts is asked to contact police at 717-235-3944 or 717-840-2971.

A search for a missing man in southern York County.  Southern Regional Police say 53 year old Thomas Augustyniak has been missing since early Wednesday morning.  Police and volunteers assisted by a Pennsylvania State Police helicopter are searching between Church Street and Centerville in the Glen Rock area.  Augustyniak has a mustache and dark greying hair.  He was last seen wearing a blue or green jacket and blue jeans.

Anyone with information that leads to the whereabouts of Augustyniak is asked to call 911 or Southern Regional Police at (717) 235-3944.

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