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Death of 2 probed in Jefferson County

| Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006

Authorities in Jefferson County were trying to identify a man and a woman whose bodies were found Wednesday morning on an access road to an old strip mine north of Interstate 80.

A turkey hunter found the fully clothed bodies between 8 and 9 a.m. on a dirt road on the border of Washington and Pine Creek townships, about 20 miles north of Punxsutawney, state police Trooper Bruce Morris said.

He said it is not known when or how the two people died or how they ended up there.

However, Morris acknowledged that it is a murder investigation.

The pair, both believed to be in their early to mid-20s, were carrying no identification and did not match any missing persons reports in the area, Morris said.

He said the black woman had tattoos, "Janine" on her right forearm, and "Mommy" on her upper back.

She was described as about 5 feet, 4 inches tall and 140 pounds with shoulder-length, black hair pulled into a pony tail.

The man, also black, was about 5 feet, 9 inches tall and about 225 pounds. He had black hair, a beard and a mustache.

Anyone with information about the couple is asked to call state police at 814-371-4652.

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