Augustyniak
Augustyniak

The body of a Glen Rock man missing for nearly a year might have been found in Maryland, police said.

Thomas Augustyniak, 53, went missing about 6 a.m. April 24, after leaving a note for his wife — complete with smiley face — that he was taking a walk and would be right back, according to Southern Regional Police.

A man's body was found Saturday at the Prettyboy Reservoir in northern Baltimore County, Regional Sgt. Darryl Smuck said, and it is believed to be Augustyniak's. The reservoir is just a few miles south of the Mason-Dixon Line.

The body was found in the woods around ther reservoir, according to Cpl. John Wachter, Baltimore County Police spokesman.

No foul play is suspected, Wachter said, and the death is not a natural death.

An autopsy on the body was under way Monday morning, he said.

At 10:30 a.m. Monday, Wachter said a positive identification had not yet been make on the body.

Disappeared: When Augustyniak left his home, he failed to take his wallet, cellphone or keys with him, police have said — only his cigarettes and lighter.

Police from two states, including seven or eight tracking dogs, conducted an intensive hours-long search in a wooded area in Augustyniak's neighborhood, not far from the Glen Rock Cemetery. They found nothing.

Officers later found surveillance video that showed the man walking south on Main Street toward the York County Heritage Rail Trail.

Bloodhounds picked up Augustyniak's scent on the Rail Trail, but later lost it, police have said.

York County park rangers and Southern Regional officers searched the Rail Trail from Freeland, Md., to Seven Valleys, police have said.

At the time, police said Augustyniak was in good health and had no real enemies.

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— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com.