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UPDATE: Police Seek the Public's Help to Locate Missing and Endangered male

Date: February 9, 2021
Incident Type: Missing Person
Location: All Zones

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.

Reporting PIO:
Maurice Matthews