Deceased/Not Found PA - Cassandra Gross, 51, Westmoreland County, Latrobe, 7 Apr 2018

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  1. Trackergd

    Trackergd SAR Search Manager and Footprint Tracker

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    I would wait until after the first hard frost and all the green shrubs have gone dormant. The woods become much more open and you tend to find more evidence when you are not dodging poison ivy and thick bushes. The reason why hunters find a considerable number of remains.
     


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    kelsie Verified Insider - Garret Georgeson case

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    Family preparing for weekly searches for Cassandra Gross more than year after disappearance
    Warrants, other documents remain sealed in Cassandra Gross disappearance, judge rules | TribLIVE.com
     
  3. Richrd

    Richrd Seven Year Member

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    sleuther0192837465 Stand up for what is right even if you stand alone

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    So frustrating for Cassandra's loved ones :( Praying she is found and justice is served.
     
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    CCJD Well-Known Member

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    By: Melanie Gillespie
    Updated: May 20, 2020 - 11:24 AM

    UNITY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Police are searching for a missing Latrobe woman, Cassandra Gross, at the home of Thomas Stanko’s mother. Stanko was Gross’ estranged boyfriend.

    More than a half a dozen state police cruisers lined up on White Fence Lane in Unity Township. They’re calling in excavators to apparently search a spot and Almira Stanko‘s property.

    Gross disappeared from her Latrobe home in April 2018. About 24 hours after she was last seen, her burned-out car was discovered near Twin Lakes Park in Hempfield. Her body has never been found.

    State police have searched this property several of times before. We’re working to find out what led them to search it again.

    Stanko is in jail on charges unrelated to her disappearance.

    Gross has legally been declared dead as a homicide victim, and the case remains open.
    Police search for missing Latrobe woman near home of estranged boyfriend’s mother
     
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    mlhenn Well-Known Member

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  7. Trackergd

    Trackergd SAR Search Manager and Footprint Tracker

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    I wonder what the "items of interest" are.
     
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    Cops: No human remains found during Unity search, but items sent to lab for forensic tests | TribLIVE.com

    UPDATED ARTICLE
    No human remains were found on a Unity property during a two-day search connected to the 2018 disappearance of Cassandra Gross, state police said Thursday.


    “Several items of interest,” however, were recovered, state police spokesman Trooper Stephen Limani said. “Those items will be forwarded to the forensic laboratory (in Hempfield) for further analysis.”

    Limani declined to provide details of what was collected during the search that began shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday on White Fence Lane, after serving a search warrant on 83-year-old Almira Stanko.

    The search team included 18 troopers, a biologist and a professor of anthropology. They worked until late Wed evening before resuming Thur morning.
    A trooper was stationed at the scene overnight to secure the area.
    They were using the excavator to dig in the area and then sifting through the dirt.
    A cadaver dog also was on the scene and the Lloydsville Fire Department was kept on standby, Limani said.
     
  9. Trackergd

    Trackergd SAR Search Manager and Footprint Tracker

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    They found "something". The question would be are the items related to this case or different case/crime?
     
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    Dre Well-Known Member

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    hopefully just one step closer to justice!
     
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    Murder charges to be filed against man in Cassandra Gross disappearance
    Murder charges to be filed against man in Cassandra Gross disappearance

    "A prosecutor in Westmoreland County said murder charges will be filed against Thomas Stanko in the disappearance of Cassandra Gross.

    ...Assistant District Attorney Pete Flanigan said the investigation into Gross’ apparent death is ongoing, but it is near completion."

     
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  12. Richrd

    Richrd Seven Year Member

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    I saw her parents on the news last night...so heartbreaking. And unfortunately, the prosecutor from Westmoreland who originally said murder charges against Stanko would be filed I think is no longer there, or something - doesn't seem that murder charges are coming that soon. What did he do with the body?!?!? So sad.
     

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