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Authorities identify body found in Mercer County as missing Austintown teen

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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.


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