Bhutanese Community of Harrisburg offers reward in missing man case

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Missing Bhutanese man's family pleads for help

Padam Rizal has not been seen or heard from since Feb. 21, around 2 p.m.

What has been located is his car, which was found on the I-83 South Bridge, heading toward the west shore. 

On Monday, members of the tight-knit Bhutanese Community of Harrisburg made a plea to the public to find 49-year old Rizal. 

He is described as 5′ 9″ and weighs 165 pounds. He has salt and pepper short hair. 

His family says he is a business owner with a lot of community ties, so it is completely unlike him to disappear without notifying anyone. 

His friends and family describe Rizal as a pillar of their community, noting that he served on Gov. Wolf’s Asian-Pacific Commission. 

Weeks after his disappearance, the Bhutanese Community is now offering a $10,000 reward for information about his disappearance. 

“Whoever individual can provide a conclusive information and that to be verified by the department itself will receive the award money from the community,” said Binay Luitel, Vice-Chairman of Bhutanese Community of Harrisburg. 

Susquehanna Township Police say they are continuing to search Rizal’s car for clues, and are looking at surveillance footage, including traffic cameras on the bridge during those crucial hours of his disappearance. 

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