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Missing Washington County man killed in apparent motorcycle crash

Jason Cato
| Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, 2:27 p.m.

Authorities on Monday found the body of a missing Washington County man nearly a mile down a creek from the location of an apparent motorcycle crash.

The crew of a search helicopter spotted the body of Richard Henry Lawry Jr., 25, of Marianna at 9:30 a.m. in Ten Mile Creek off Marianna-Beallsville Road about a half mile from Main Street in West Bethlehem, according to a news release from Coroner Timothy Warco.

He could not be immediately reached for comment.

Lawry was last seen about 2 a.m. Sunday when he left home on his motorcycle. Someone reported him missing at 11 p.m. Sunday. Authorities found a motorcycle-accident scene over an embankment in the 1700 block of Main Street. The search crew found Lawry's body almost a mile downstream, Warco's office stated.

An autopsy is scheduled. State troopers in Washington County are investigating. Marianna Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Jason Cato is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7936 or

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