New Castle man reported missing

Richard Mulzet II

A search is continuing for a 57-year-old New Castle man who was reported missing on Easter Sunday.

New Castle police are looking for Richard Mulzet II of 1904 Highland Ave., who was last heard from around 12:30 p.m. Sunday when he left the Heritage Valley Health System hospital in Beaver County. His son, Richard Mulzet III of Enon Valley, said he spoke with his father on the phone as the older Mulzet was leaving the hospital that day, and he hasn't seen or heard from him since.

The Younger Mulzet said he has driven around the area looking for his father, believing that he was driving a navy blue Dodge Durango.

"I drove the whole area," he said. "I even drove to places where we went hunting and places where he has gone before."

The New Castle Police Department put information on its website and also alerted other police departments.

Police chief Bobby Salem said Mulzet has been entered into the National Crime Information Center as a missing person, and that his son had reported him missing to the police.

Mulzet III said he and his father originally were from Allentown, Pennsylvania, and that he has contacted people there who are looking for his father, also.

He said that his father has serious health issues and needs daily treatments, and that he had been at the medical center in Beaver that day as an outpatient.

Mulzet III said his father typically wears black sweat pants, a black shirt and a black ball cap. He is 6 feet, 2 inches tall, weighs about 240 pounds and has gray short-shaved hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who has information about Mulzet's whereabouts is asked to contact the New Castle police through Lawrence County Public Safety at (724) 656-9300.


Debbie's been a journalist at the New Castle News since 1978, and covers county government, police and fire, New Castle schools, environment and various other realms. She also writes features, takes photos and video and copy edits.

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