(WBRE/WYOU-TV) The mysterious disappearance of Bill Morse from Sugarloaf Township, Luzerne County continues to be the focus of an intense police investigation. Morse went missing in June of last year. Nobody has seen or heard from him since. Police are asking anyone with information to contact them. The I-Team’s Andy Mehalshick has the latest.
“Well, just wondering where Bill has gotten to. If he is still alive,”
91-year-old Dawn Whitfield lives across the street from Bill Morse’s home. She and other neighbors are hoping for the best outcome.
“I just hope and pray that he will have enough sense to call and tell somebody so this investigation could end for everybody so we can relax and know what’s what,” Said Whitfield.
“I just hope and pray that he will have enough sense to call and tell somebody so this investigation could end for everybody so we can relax and know what’s what” Added Whitfield.
A photo was taken of Morse in Jim Thorpe on June 11th of last year.
Investigators say Morse returned to his home on Hollow Road in Sugarloaf Township that evening and later disappeared.
In July tracking dogs searched the woods near Morse’s home. They found nothing.
In October, a Chevy Suburban owed by Morse was seized by state troopers from this repair garage in Sugarloaf Township. That vehicle was taken to a state police crime lab for examination. Sugarloaf Township police had been leading the investigation that changed in December when State Police and the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office took control of the case.
The D.A. Stefanie Salavantis told us at the time “
I can’t say much at this point but I will tell you it is under investigation and we are progressing with the investigation. We’re keeping it close to the chest in order to protect the investigation.”
All court documents such as search warrants have been sealed by a judge as this investigation moves forward. Whitfield says rarely does a day go by when she does not think of her friend and neighbor.
If I walk the road where he used to walk or drive I would often see him as he was driving and I was walking he would stop and chat for a minute. I think bill where are you? It’s just terrible not knowing” Said Whitfield.
Friends of Morse are offering a $10,000 reward for information that can lead to his whereabouts.
If you have any information contact the Luzerne County District Attorney’s office or State Police.