Thomas Augustyniak
Thomas Augustyniak

The family of a missing Glen Rock man is now offering a reward for information that helps police locate the man.

Thomas Augustyniak, 53, went missing about 6 a.m. Wednesday, April 24. He left a note for his wife -- complete with smiley face -- saying he was taking a walk and would be right back, according to Southern Regional Police Chief Jim Boddington.

But he never returned home. And he didn't take his wallet, cellphone or keys with him, only his cigarettes and lighter, the chief has said.

Augustyniak's family is still putting together reward money, according to Boddington, who said it appears the reward will be at least $500.

"He's basically in good health, he has no real enemies ... he's pretty much an Average Joe," the chief said.

A surveillance system at a Glen Rock bank recorded this image of missing borough resident Thomas Augustyniak walking south on Main Street toward the York
A surveillance system at a Glen Rock bank recorded this image of missing borough resident Thomas Augustyniak walking south on Main Street toward the York County Heritage Rail Trail. (Courtesy of Southern Regional Police)
"There's a piece of the puzzle missing that we're trying to find."

The search: 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 shows the man walking south on Main Street toward the York County Heritage Rail Trail about 6:15 a.m. last Wednesday.

"Bloodhounds picked up the scent on the Rail Trail, but lost it," Boddington has said. "He was definitely on the Rail Trail."

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


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Augustyniak has been entered in a national law-enforcement database as a missing person. His family has put up posters around the borough and police have notified all local hospitals, the chief said.

"We're always hoping for the best," he said.

Anyone who sees Augustyniak is asked to call 911 immediately, or call Southern Regional Police at (717) 235-3944.

-- Staff writer Liz Evans Scolforo can also be reached at levans@yorkdispatch.com.