3rd man arrested with ties to car of Monroeville woman found dead in McKeesport park; victim ID’d
A third man wanted in connection with the investigation of a Monroeville woman whose body was found Thursday morning in a McKeesport park turned himself in to police Friday night, officials said.
Ramonta “Mo” Yancey, 26 — who has ties to McKeesport and Pittsburgh’s East End — was taken into custody at the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh on a prior warrant for a parole violation, Allegheny County Police Inspector Andrew Schurman said.
Authorities say Yancey had avoided police Thursday night, when officers from South Strabane arrested two other men allegedly caught inside the car owned by the victim in the parking lot of the Walmart in the township.
Clyde Cox, 27, of Pittsburgh and Daron Parks, 26, of Bridgeville, were arrested and charged with receiving stolen property for being in the woman’s silver 2007 Chevrolet Impala. Police didn’t know at the time that a third man, Yancey, was inside or near the store.
Woman found identified
The woman found Thursday at Renziehausen Park was Tameka L. Dallas, 43, according to the criminal complaints filed against Cox and Parks and the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Dallas was pronounced dead at 9:50 a.m., shortly after police found her in a yellow sundress in a wooded area near a trail.
She appeared to have been strangled, Schurman said. Police believe she may have died elsewhere and the body was dropped off at the park.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office has not yet released an official cause or manner of death.
Cox and Parks are being held in Washington County Prison, court records show.
Police asked anyone with information to call 1-833-255-8477. Callers can remain anonymous.
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