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Episode #103: Gary Drais - Murdered (2005)

Updated: Oct 1, 2023

Authorities believe Gary Drais, 48, was killed Sept. 14, 2005, after eating dinner with his mom, Mae, and older brother, Dale, at their home on Lamp Post Lane in Aston. He was beaten, bludgeoned, and thrown through a sliding glass door before he was fatally shot in his own Glenn Road home in Aston, PA 13 days before his body was discovered.

Gary V. Drais, Sr.

Birth: 5/20/1957 - Death: 9/14/2005

Ethnicity: Caucasian - Sex: Male

Hometown: Aston, PA - Delaware County

Crime Scene: His home on Glenn Rd in Aston

Last Known Location Alive: His mother's home on Lamp Post Ln in Aston

Injury Description: Gary was beaten, bludgeoned and fatally shot, he also had defensive knife wounds on his hands

Suspect Description: Authorities may have a suspect (or suspects) in mind, but none that have been released to the public

Additional Information: Phencyclidine (PCP), was among the evidence recovered in the house at the time of Gary's death. When Gary’s body was found, he was laying on his back with own gun found underneath him. His family noted that there were bullet holes in the ceiling above the landing, leading them to believe that whoever shot him was standing at the bottom of the stairs and shot up at him. Gary was shot with his own gun.

DNA: Unknown - Investigators say only Gary's DNA was found at the scene

Fingerprints: Unknown

Anyone with information regarding Gary’s death is encouraged to contact the Aston Township Police at (610) 497-2633.


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