Medical examiner asks help to ID Dravosburg body
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a man whose body was found Monday night in Dravoburg.
In a statement issued Wednesday, an investigator for that office said the victim is a white male, approximately 40 to 65 years old, 5-foot-9 and weighs 145 pounds.
The medical examiner's investigator said the victim has salt and pepper-colored hair and was wearing an orange shirt with blue jeans and dark tennis shoes.
His body was found on a hillside behind Jordan Banana Co. by a construction worker involved in the county's ongoing rehabilitation of the W.D. Mansfield Memorial Bridge.
McKeesport police Capt. Tim Hanna said the worker saw what he thought was a body on the ground from the bridge above. Hanna said the worker confirmed it was a body and called police.
Authorities said the man appeared to have sustained trauma injuries consistent with a fall. Hanna said it appeared the man had been dead for several days.
A spokesperson from the medical examiner's office said a number of methods could be used to identify the man, including fingerprints, dental records, DNA information, and information from area police departments.
Allegheny County police also are investigating the incident.
The medical examiner's office is asking anyone with information about the man to call 412-350-4800.
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.
- Arrogant media elites mock Middle America
- Shale drilling boom a bust for some Western Pennsylvania towns
- Rossi: Fitting in will be Kang’s biggest hurdle
- Sales, income taxes increases expected in Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget
- Power play shines in Penguins’ home victory over Blue Jackets
- Penguins notebook: Pouliot dazzles in victory over Blue Jackets
- Steelers not limiting themselves in free agency
- ALICE program aims to protect students from active shooter in school
- Icy roads bring numerous accidents in Western Pa.
- LaBar: Is Brock Lesnar leaving WWE again?
- Highmark lays off nearly 100 workers, mostly in IT, as membership declines