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Missing Rostraver woman found dead along trail

Jeff Himler
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Dina Kotlar’s body was found along a recreational trail in Rostraver.

A Rostraver woman who was reported missing Tuesday was found dead Thursday morning.

The body of Dina Kotlar, 48, was found about 8 a.m. in a wooded area along a trail, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Kotlar’s death was a suicide, Allegheny County Police Lt. Andrew Schurman said Friday morning.

According to WPXI-TV, Kotlar was last seen alive at about 4 a.m. Tuesday as she was driving a white Dodge Nitro sport utility vehicle in Rostraver.

According to Rostraver Township firefighters, family members reported that Kotlar’s vehicle was found in the Smithdale area.

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jeff at 724-836-6622, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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