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2 suspects arrested in the 2017 slaying of Vandergrift resident, Ronny Cable

Renatta Signorini
| Friday, March 30, 2018, 12:09 a.m.
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Ronny Cable, 2016
Devin Andrew Akamichi
Devin Andrew Akamichi
Walter W. Cable
Walter W. Cable
Ronny Marie Cable
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Ronny Marie Cable

Two men were arrested late Thursday by Westmoreland County detectives in connection with the 2017 death of a Vandergrift woman.

Investigators allege Devin Andrew Akamichi, 25, of Murrysville and Walter W. Cable, 25, of Greensburg killed Ronny Cable, 34, in a remote part of Derry Township.

Authorities say the two Cables are not related.

Ronny Cable's burned remains were found on March 8, 2017. Investigators believe the pair burned her body and left her remains and belongings there.

The suspects were led away from Greensburg police station around 11:30 p.m. Thursday in handcuffs. Police said they were taken to the Westmoreland County Prison where they awaited arraignment in night court.

Akamichi and Cable are being charged with homicide, conspiracy and abuse of a corpse, according to police. Cable faces an additional robbery count, police said.

Neither said anything to a Tribune-Review reporter when they were being led away.

Both suspects were arrested by Penn Township police on unrelated drug charges the day after the victim's body was found.

Both were paroled on those cases in August, but other unrelated charges held Walter Cable in jail until September, according to court records.

While in court for preliminary hearings on the drug cases on March 21, 2017, both suspects declined to comment to reporters about Ronny Cable's death.

“I have no comment at this time,” Walter Cable said then.

“No, nothing to do with it,” Akamichi said. “No, I can't say nothing.”

In the months after what investigators believe are Ronny Cable's remains were excavated from the scene, detectives examined surveillance videos from various establishments along Route 22 and cellphone records while awaiting final reports.

Ronny Cable was last seen on surveillance footage at the Walmart in Harrison on Feb. 16, 2017, with two men.

Vandergrift police have said that Cable was seen with the same men at her home later that night. All three got into a red Chevrolet car.

The last time Cable made a charge to her bank account was the following night at a bar in a neighboring town. She had not used her phone since that night at the Walmart.

Investigators were led on March 8, 2017, to the scene in a wooded area off of Strawcutter Road, not far from Keystone State Park. The following day, investigators were assisted along Kiser Lane by a Mercyhurst University forensic anthropology team to recover what investigators believe is Ronny Cable's remains.

In the Penn Township drug cases, police said Akamichi and Cable sold 90 grams of marijuana on April 11 and 14, 2016, to an informant in a Penn Township parking lot area and April 20, 2016 in a Greensburg parking lot area. They both pleaded guilty.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-837-5374, rsignorini@tribweb.com or via Twitter @byrenatta.

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