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Bodies of missing Pittsburghers found in West Virginia river

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh police say two separate missing persons cases have been solved as their bodies surfaced downstream in a river in West Virginia in recent days - and one is now being treated as a homicide.

Police say the cases aren't related, except by the coincidence that their bodies each surfaced in recent days, likely because of the spring thaw.

Police announced late Thursday that the body of 34-year-old Andre Gray was found Wednesday in the Ohio River in Brook County, West Virginia. He had been shot and police have charged a man already jailed on other crimes in his death. He had last been seen Oct. 25.

The other body found March 20 is that of 22-year-old Paul Kochu (KAW'-choo) who was reported missing Dec. 16. The cause of his death is still being investigated.

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