Body of missing New Castle teen Amari Wise found
The body of a missing New Castle teen has been found, the district attorney confirmed to 21 News.
Officials found the body of 19-year-old Amari Wise Monday on Pennsylvania Avenue in Shenango Township between the road and a creek. Wise had been reported missing on June 6.
Charges have been filed against 20-year-old Connor Henry and his father 47-year-old Todd Henry. They have both been taken into custody after a manhunt over the weekend.
Connor faces charges of criminal homicide and tampering with evidence while Todd faces charges of criminal conspiracy to commit homicide (after the fact), obstruction of justice and tampering with evidence.
According to a criminal complaint, police say they received multiple tips that Wise was shot and killed in the garage of Todd after an argument.
A search of Todd's house later turned up a bullet and two firearm magazines, the complaint stated. Another search of the home found couch cushion covers, a pair of shoes and swabs of the garage floor, which later tested positive for blood.
Police were also told by two separate informants that on the night of the suspected killing, a group including Todd, his son Connor and Wise were drinking and smoking in the garage.
Wise was wearing a fanny pack across his chest and started arguing with another man. Wise then said he was "going to shoot" the man and put his hand near the fanny pack, according to the criminal complaint. Connor was standing behind Wise and shot him with a black, semi-automatic handgun, the complaint stated.
Police said that Connor is not legally permitted to own a handgun, and the weapons are presumably his father's gun.
According to the Lawrence County Coroner's Office, Wise's death was ruled to be a homicide. He died from a single gunshot wound to the head.