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Questions remain after body found at Mercer County waste disposal facility

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PINE TOWNSHIP, Mercer Co., Pa - So many unanswered questions remain, after a young woman's body is found by workers at a waste disposal site in Mercer County.

21 News has confirmed the autopsy is now complete on the

unidentified woman, but authorities say they're not prepared to released the cause of death or any other information at this point.

It was around 3pm on Wednesday when a worker at Tri-County Industries in Grove City made the disturbing discovery.

Trooper Dan Kesten, with the Butler Post of the Pennsylvania State Police says, "When the bucket loader made one of his passes, he had take some debris down to the end near the tractor trailers. He returned to get another load, and that's when he noticed the deceased female laying in the debris."

The victim described as a white female between the ages of 16 and 25 is about 5'1" to 5'3", medium build with long brown hair and blue eyes. She was wearing black stretch pants, a black tank top, white ankle socks with green trim and a green bra. She had no identifying marks.

"The problem that is presentend to law enforcement in this case with obtaining an identity is she of course didn't have any identifying information on her," Trooper Kesten said.

In addition to not knowing who the victim is, law enforcement officials are finding it difficult to find out where she came from -- because of the hundreds of waste disposal trucks a day that use the Tri-County Industries transfer facility. The trucks come from as far east as Clarion, as far west as Youngstown, and as far north as Erie.

"... And there's really not any way to pinpoint where the loads that were there at the time where she was found had come from," Trooper Kesten said.

This afternoon, Pennsylvania State Police also searched the Seneca Landfill, Inc. in Butler County, where the debris from Grove City is headed after it's loaded on to large trucks. They were hoping to find any identifying information for the victim, and trying to determine whether she is the only victim.

Authorities in five counties have been contacted about missing persons, if you have any information, you're urged to contact the Mercer County post of the Pennsylvania State Police.

The case is being treated as a homicide.


 
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