TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Body identified as missing Oakmont man

Submitted
Ronald Krenke, 53, of Oakmont was last seen by a friend in the 500 block of Allegheny Avenue around 11 p.m. on Aug. 30.
Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
 

A body found in Oakmont on Saturday has been identified as that of borough resident Ronald Krenke, 53, of Pennsylvania Avenue.

Krenke had been missing since Aug. 30, when he was last seen in the 500 block of Allegheny Avenue, according to Oakmont police Chief David DiSanti Sr.

Two passers-by discovered his body on Saturday in a wooded area along Allegheny Avenue near Plum Creek,DiSanti said. The location is less than a mile south from where he was last seen alive.

No cause of death has been determined. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office is awaiting Tuesday's autopsy results, which may not be available for several weeks.

The office identified the body based on evidence of a hip replacement.

DiSanti said foul play has been “essentially ruled out,” and he believes Krenke died the day he went missing.

A disabled Army veteran, Krenke had a history of congestive heart failure and stroke.

The friend who last saw him alive said he appeared normal, according to Oakmont police.

The department found court papers on Krenke's body but wouldn't comment on their nature.

Neither Oakmont police nor the medical examiner's office would divulge whether there were outward signs of trauma on his body or obvious causes of death.

Braden Ashe is a staff writer for the Valley News Dispatch. He can be reached at 724-226-4673 or bashe@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read AlleKiski Valley

  1. Harrison rejects criticism of disorderly conduct ordinance
  2. 3 wrecks Saturday keep emergency responders busy
  3. Labor United Celebration draws 25,000 to Northmoreland Park
  4. Apollo Council, solicitor prepare vacancy ordinance
  5. Drownings surge in Pennsylvania over past 2 years
  6. Suspended Gilpin police officers to have their say
  7. End in sight for Route 28 construction
  8. ‘He’s still a part of this team’: Burrell honors player who died during preseason
  9. New Kensington-Arnold continues to shuffle security staff
  10. Burglaries in Oakmont similar to break-ins in other communities
  11. New Ken-Arnold board asked to mediate between football groups
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.