Cops, Courts and Fire

Man Whose Car Was Found In River Was Last Spotted In Newtown


Raymond Myslinski
Credit: Falls Township police

Authorities continue to search for a missing 71-year-old Falls Township man whose car was found abandoned in the Delaware River.

On Friday, police Lt. Hank Ward said Raymond Myslinski, of Falls Township’s Hedgerow Woods neighborhood in the Morrisville section, remains missing more than a week after his car was found in the Delaware River near Easton in Northampton County. The vehicle was pulled from the river on Christmas day.

Ward said there has been several searches of the area where Myslinski’s car was found and he has not turned up. LehighValleyLive.com reported that numerous searches were conducted in the area, including from a volunteer search team and emergency responders in boats and in the air.

Updated information has led investigators to determine that Raymond Myslinski was last seen checking on a friend on December 22 at Chandler Hall in Newtown. Ward said he did not meet a friend in Easton, as was previously released by police.

Police said that Myslinski was “weak and in poor health” at the time of his disappearance.

Myslinski’s cell phone has not been active since he went missing, Ward said.

Myslinski is described by police as a 5-foot-10 white male with an estimated weight of 185 pounds. He has blue eyes and grey hair.

Anyone with information on Myslinski’s whereabouts has been asked to contact Falls Township Detective John Vella at 215-949-9100 ext. 431.


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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001