Crime Bodies found in rural Pa. woods may be linked to 'suspicious' disappearance of missing men

21:05  02 october  2017
21:05  02 october  2017 Source:   wtae.com

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You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Bodies found in rural Pa . woods may Smith, 32, of Cambria County, and Staniszewski, 19, of Blair County, went missing under what police described as " suspicious circumstances" earlier this year.

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Damian Staniszewski (left), James Smith (right): Damian Staniszewski and James Smith © Provided by Hearst Television, Inc. Damian Staniszewski and James Smith Two people were found dead by hunters in what's being considered a homicide case with a possible connection to two known missing persons, state police in Somerset County, Pa. said Monday.

A forensic anthropology team from Mercyhurst University is trying to help identify the bodies, both of which were found in a wooded area near Ligonier Pike in Conemaugh Township on Friday, police said.

"We are also working with the Cambria County District Attorney's Office due to the possibility of a connection to the ongoing missing persons investigation involving Damian Michael Staniszewski and James Edward Smith," police said in a written statement.

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Smith, 32, of Cambria County, and Staniszewski, 19, of Blair County, went missing under what police described as " suspicious circumstances" earlier this year. Anyone who has information about the two bodies in the woods , or about the disappearance of Smith and Staniszewski, is being asked to

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Smith, 32, of Cambria County, and Staniszewski, 19, of Blair County, went missing under what police described as "suspicious circumstances" earlier this year. The two men were last seen together at Smith's home in Portage on March 26, police said.

Anyone who has information about the two bodies in the woods, or about the disappearance of Smith and Staniszewski, is being asked to call police immediately at 814-445-4104 or 814-471-6500. Anonymous calls will be accepted.

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