Body identified as missing Oakmont man
By Braden Ashe
Published: 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 email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Valley High Touchdown Club officers clash with parents over finances
- Allegheny Township man accused of gashing girlfriend’s face with scissors
- Knoch High School, Penn United may join forces for tech class
- Fawn man convicted of firearm violation, which carries minimum 15-year sentence
- ‘Welcome Christmas’ at Casino Theatre embraces the reason for the season
- Freeport Area moves to seek permits for roadwork at site of school project
- Highlands Middle School students trash gossip
- Small stores offer gift shopping at less hectic pace
- Casey wants answers on nuclear cleanup shutdown