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    Aug 2003

    WV - Hancock Co., Body found in Ohio River, Mar'06 - William Mills

    NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. - A body found in the Ohio River Thursday afternoon has not yet been identified, nor has a cause of death been determined, according to Hancock County Sheriff Mike White.

    A construction worker at the New Cumberland Locks and Dam in Stratton noticed the body in the chamber of the lock at about 2 p.m. Thursday, according to White, who said his department and the state police were assisted by Newell Volunteer Fire Department in retrieving the body.

    The body was sent to the medical examiner's office in Charleston, W.Va., where an autopsy was being performed, which was not complete Friday afternoon. White declined to offer any information about the victim, including gender, until results of the autopsy are known.

    More: http://www.morningjournalnews.com/ne...ew03news18.asp
    Last edited by Cubby; 01-25-2011 at 06:36 PM.

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    Mar 2009
    This man has been identified.

    The link in opening post is obsolete but these work:
    Investigators said the body had been in the river for quite some time. The longer a body is in the water, the more difficult identification becomes.

    West Virginia State Police, who are leading the investigation, still do not know how the man ended up in the river.

    Hancock County Sheriff Mike White said police are currently treating the case as a homicide.
    Identification Moves Forward

    Posted: 4:43 pm EST March 17, 2006Updated: 4:56 pm EST March 17, 2006
    State police have confirmed that a body found in the Ohio River on Thursday is that of a black man from Allegheny County, Pa.

    Local police said the man may be a person of interest in Allegheny County.

    Body Found In Local River Is Accused Killer
    Body Found In River

    Posted: 9:03 am EST March 22, 2006
    HANCOCK COUNTY, WV -- The West Virginia State Medical Examiner's Office confirmed that a body found in the Ohio River last week is the key suspect in a Pittsburgh-area murder case.

    Police said 35-year-old William Harvey Mills was suspected of killing his live-in girlfriend in the Pittsburgh suburb of Swissvale last month.

    Mills has been missing since Feb. 14, the day before police found the body of 37-year-old Deirdre Johnson in the couple's home.
    Body likely of Swissvale man
    By Jill King Greenwood, TRIBUNE-REVIEW
    Wednesday, March 22, 2006

    A badly decomposed body found floating in a river in West Virginia last week is "very likely" that of a Swissvale man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend last month.

    William Harvey Mills, 35, hasn't been seen since the morning of Feb. 15 when the body of Deirdre Johnson, 37, a school bus driver, was found inside the couple's Lilmont Drive home.

    Read more: Body likely of Swissvale man - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pitt...#ixzz1C54JcBK6
    This forum quotes an obsolete Yahoo news article saying the ID was positively confirmed and the medical examiner saying that Ms Johnson, the dead suspect's girlfriend died from multiple gunshot wounds in the head.

    An earlier story about the crime:
    Allegheny County
    Police search for dead woman's vehicle
    Police on Friday were searching motel and hotel parking lots in Allegheny County to look for the missing sport-utility vehicle of a Swissvale woman who was shot to death earlier this week.

    The black Infiniti full-size SUV with the Pennsylvania license plate GFF-063 might be being driven by William Harvey Mills, 35, who police are seeking to question in the slaying of his girlfriend, Deirdre Johnson, 37. Johnson's body was found Wednesday morning in the bedroom of the couple's Swissvale home.

    Mills, who works as a housing maintenance worker in West Mifflin, didn't show up for work Wednesday morning and hasn't been seen since. Police said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

    Read more: Briefs: Cultural center being renamed for August Wilson - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pitt...#ixzz1C57UwHAT

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