CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced today that the search continues to locate a missing Clearfield man and reported that Clearfield County Crimestoppers is seeking information to help with the search.
Shaw identified the missing man as Justin Lewis Demko, age 27, of 406 E. 20th St., Clearfield.
Shaw stated that Demko was first reported missing to the Lawrence Township Police Department on July 1, 2011. Acting on information received by investigators working the case, a coordinated search was conducted to locate items of evidence that may assist in locating Demko.
On Aug. 26 and Aug. 27, search teams combed properties near the R.J. Corman Rail Yard in Clearfield Borough. The search expanded to include properties behind the Bionol plant and along the Susquehanna River. Additional information learned during the search caused investigators to search a second site located in the Guinea Hill Road area of Lawrence Township.
Shaw stated that the Lawrence Township Police were assisted in the search by the C.A.E.S.A.R. Southwest K-9 Search & Rescue Team from Greenville, Pennsylvania, the Clearfield Borough Police, the Pennsylvania State Police Aviation Unit, the Clearfield County Sheriff’s Department, Clearfield County Emergency Management, Clearfield Borough Fire Department, the Lawrence Township Fire Department No. 5, 6, 7, the Curwensville Fire Department, the BJW Fire Department, the DuBois City Fire Department, the Sandy Township Fire Department, the Goshen Fire Department, the Morris Township Fire Department, the Lawrence
Township/Clearfield Borough Fire Police, the American Red Cross, the Clearfield Emergency Medical Services, Clearfield County GIS and Tax Assessment Offices.
Shaw reported that search efforts were successful and provided law enforcement with further investigative information to assist in locating Demko. Shaw stated that this is an extremely intense investigation and I am very thankful to all those volunteers who assisted with this operation.
Demko is described as a 27-year-old white man, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing approximately 160 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes.
Anyone with knowledge of Demko’s location is asked to call Clearfield County Crimestoppers at 800-376-4700. All calls to Crimestoppers are confidential.
Anonymous tips can also be submitted by visiting the Clearfield County District Attorney Web site and selecting “Report A Crime”.