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Human remains under county investigation found in woods behind Community Supermarket

| Friday, April 13, 2018, 11:03 a.m.

Authorities using dental records concluded that bones found recently in Penn Hills were those of a 19-year-old man who had been missing from Plum for more than a year.

The bones a person scouting for deer found April 11 behind a supermarket off Milltown Road belonged to Zackery Sheets, who had been reported missing in March 2017, according to a news release from Allegheny County police.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office did not release a cause or manner of Sheets' death.

Sheets left his home the night of Feb. 19, 2017, to meet with friends and never returned, a missing persons website said. He was last seen wearing black sweatpants and a black “Zoo York” hoodie.

Police said the investigation was ongoing. Anyone with information can call the county police anonymously at 1-833-ALL-TIPS.

Matthew Santoni is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-836-6660, or via Twitter @msantoni.

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