No ID Yet on Body Found in Mon River

Washington PA Observer Reporter
9 June 2012

An autopsy will be conducted today in an attempt to identify a man whose body was found Thursday in the Monongahela River near Point Marion.

The autopsy will be done by Dr. Cyril Wecht, said Jessie Camilli, Fayette County deputy coroner. Dental records also will be checked to aid in determining the man's identity, she said.

The body was found by two people fishing in a boat on the Fayette County side of the river Thursday afternoon.

State police in Uniontown said it appeared the body had been in the water an extended period, judging from the degree of decomposition.

One woman who came to the scene Thursday afternoon, Roberta McCauley of Morgantown, said she had heard about a body being found and came to see if it was her husband.

McCauley said her husband, Fred, 62, had disappeared while fishing alone at the Star City Riverfront Park Feb. 28. Though an extensive search was conducted in the river at the time, her husband's body was never found.