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Body identified as missing Somerset man

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Human remains found Saturday at Ohiopyle State Park have been identified as a Somerset County man missing since Jan. 2.

Dental records were used to help identify the body as that of Jeremy Walker, 29, according to the Fayette County Coroner's Office.

Cause of death was asphyxiation due to drowning, according to an autopsy performed Monday in Pittsburgh by forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht.

Foul play is not suspected, according to the Fayette coroner.

The body was found at the edge of the Youghiogheny River, entangled in trees down river from where Walker was believed to have been lost, according to Dr. Phillip Reilly, coroner.

The man's car was found in Ohiopyle, park officials said at the time of his disappearance. Walker was known to visit the park, officials said.

 

 
 


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