Police: Man charged with killing woman led them to remains
Oct. 27, 2017
MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa. (AP) — Police say a man jailed in the death of a missing Pennsylvania woman has led investigators to what they believe are her remains.
The Fayette County coroner says a forensic pathologist will help confirm whether the remains found Thursday night are those of 31-year-old Leah Owens.
State police say 32-year-old Thomas Teets, of Dawson, led them to the remains in a wooded area hours after being arraigned on charges including criminal homicide, evidence tampering, and abuse of a corpse.
The Bullskin Township woman was reported missing after she missed a Sept. 16 cancer fundraiser for her mother.
Police say Teets allegedly told a friend last month that he killed Owens and got rid of her body. Police say a knife and blood found in Owens' abandoned vehicle support that account.
Court records don't list an attorney for Teets.