UPDATE: February 9, 2021 6:55 a.m.
Richard Varek has been located and he is safe. Thank you to the public and the media for sharing the information.
Pittsburgh Bureau of Police detectives seek the public’s help locating a missing male.
Richard Varek, 62, of South Side Slopes was last seen Feb. 8 around 1 p.m. exiting a Port Authority bus on Smithfield and Carson streets. He is 5’4” 150 pounds with gray hair and green eyes. He may be headed to Mt. Washington. Richard has an intellectual disability and is hard of hearing.
He was last seen wearing, black t-shirt, gray or dark blue sweatpants and sweatshirt, black Steelers Jacket with yellow writing/stripes, red, white, and blue Pepsi toggle hat, white shoes, and gloves.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Special Victims Unit at (412) 323-7141.
Tonight, the City-County Building is illuminated to recognize Poison Prevention Week and the 50th Anniversary of "Mr. Yuk" in partnership with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
For questions about the lighting at the City-County Building, please reach out to the Office of the Mayor.