2 people in custody, 1 flees police in connection to woman’s body found in McKeesport park
Police took two people into custody Thursday night at a Walmart in Washington County in connection to the death of a woman whose body was found Thursday morning in the woods at a McKeesport park, officials said.
Police also are searching for a third person who fled the Walmart parking lot in South Strabane after police arrived, officials said.
All three persons of interest were found inside a car that police suspect may be linked to the woman’s death.
The woman, whose identity was not immediately available, was found in a wooded area near the dek hockey complex at Renziehausen Park at about 9:45 a.m., Allegheny County Police Inspector Andrew Schurman said. She was pronounced dead near the trail where she was found.
She was dressed in a yellow sundress and appeared to have been strangled, Schurman said.
Police believe that the woman may have died elsewhere and that her body may have been dropped off at the park, Schurman said.
By Thursday afternoon, police turned to the public to help find a car that was spotted in the area on Wednesday night.
Video surveillance captured at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday shows a silver 2007 Chevrolet Impala with a sunroof, rear spoiler and Pennsylvania temporary license plate near the area.
Officials located the Impala at the Walmart in South Strabane by 10:30 p.m, according to Schurman.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office has not yet released an official report on the cause or manner of death.
An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.
Schurman said that a preliminary examination of the woman’s body showed signs of strangulation.