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Coroner, police remain mum on Greensburg death investigation

Paul Peirce
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An autopsy was performed Wednesday on the body of a Greensburg man who was shot and killed a day earlier inside his home, but investigators still refuse to identify him or provide details of the investigation.

The Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office confirmed that forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril H. Wecht conducted an autopsy on a body of a man who was shot and killed at a home along Menoher Way.

“The investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time,” said deputy coroner John Ackerman.

The coroner’s office is working with Greensburg police on the investigation into the death, Ackerman said.

City Detective Sgt. John Swank said the coroner’s office was awaiting results of some “forensic tests” before releasing the cause and manner of death.

“It’s an ongoing investigation,” he said.

County emergency dispatchers received a call about 2 p.m. Tuesday to report the shooting on Menoher Way. The coroner’s office and city police were at the home for several hours.

A woman was taken from the residence to the downtown police department to be interviewed after the shooting, police said.

The home is just off Grove Street across an alley from the Fifth Ward Playground and close to Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.

Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-850-2860, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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