Authorities identify body found in Mercer County as missing Aust - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Authorities identify body found in Mercer County as missing Austintown teen

Updated:
AUSTINTOWN TOWNSHIP, Ohio - 21 News has confirmed that the body of a 16-year-old found at a waste disposal facility in Grove City, Pennsylvania on Wednesday is from Austintown.

Austintown Police Chief Bob Gavalier says that the body found at Tri-County Industries in Grove City on Wednesday is that of 16-year-old, Gina Burger of Austintown.
 

He confirms that the teen was reported missing by her mother, between 10 and 11pm on Monday night, and was last seen in Austintown.

The clothing description and scars from a surgery were ultimately helpful in identifying the victim according to police.

At this point the cause of death has not been released.  But we do know that an autopsy has been performed, however the results of that autopsy are not being made public until the investigating agency can receive more information.

You may remember it was on Wednesday when workers at Tri-County Industries in Grove City discovered the teenager's body among the debris at the waste transfer facility.

Austintown Police are hoping to learn more on Monday.

Stay with 21 News and wfmj.com as we continue to follow this developing story.


  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • Lightning kills boy swimming in Pennsylvania creek

    Lightning kills boy swimming in Pennsylvania creek

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:09:34 GMT
    Authorities say a lightning strike has killed a boy who was swimming in a central Pennsylvania creek.More >>
    Authorities say a lightning strike has killed a boy who was swimming in a central Pennsylvania creek.More >>
  • Ohio police: Wedding guest tries to steal gifts

    Ohio police: Wedding guest tries to steal gifts

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Police in Dayton say a wedding guest tried to make off with checks and cash for the newlyweds. Officers were called to the wedding reception late Saturday night after workers noticed that a safe had been emptied out. Police say about $6,800 was found in unopened wedding cards inside a tuxedo garment bag belonging to one of the guests. A police report says surveillance video showed a man entering the office and later walking out with the garment bag. The man told police he...More >>
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Police in Dayton say a wedding guest tried to make off with checks and cash for the newlyweds. Officers were called to the wedding reception late Saturday night after workers noticed that a safe had been emptied out. Police say about $6,800 was found in unopened wedding cards inside a tuxedo garment bag belonging to one of the guests. A police report says surveillance video showed a man entering the office and later walking out with the garment bag. The man told police he...More >>
  • Flying club remembers 4 killed in Ohio plane crash

    Flying club remembers 4 killed in Ohio plane crash

    CLEVELAND (AP) - Members of a flying club held a candlelight vigil to remember four Ohio college students killed a week ago when a small plane crashed just after taking off near Cleveland. Friends and family members were among the 80 people who gathered Sunday night near the crash site in Willoughby Hills. Federal officials say the pilot of the plane reported he was having trouble climbing just after takeoff and was trying to return to the airport. All four people aboard the plane were stude...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Members of a flying club held a candlelight vigil to remember four Ohio college students killed a week ago when a small plane crashed just after taking off near Cleveland. Friends and family members were among the 80 people who gathered Sunday night near the crash site in Willoughby Hills. Federal officials say the pilot of the plane reported he was having trouble climbing just after takeoff and was trying to return to the airport. All four people aboard the plane were stude...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms