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Remains Found, Identified as Woman who was Missing for a Year

By April 21, 2020 No Comments

Elizabeth “Betsy” Wiesenfeld was 67 years old when she was reported missing, on April 30, 2019 in Pennsylvania.

Almost a year later, human remains that were found in a garbage bag in Plum, have been identified as being those of Wiesenfeld.

The remains were positively identified by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office.

A police officer was patrolling near a known dump site, when he noticed a shoe tearing through a ripped garbage bag.

Handyman Arrested

A 47-year-old name Douglas Berry has been arrested. His charges include criminal homicide. Berry was Wiesenfeld’s handyman at the time of her disappearance.

A cause of death will be released at a later time by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office.

On Monday, District Attorney Stephen Zappala’s office said that “Finding the remains of Elizabeth is important for her family and we will be assisting them as this case proceeds to trial…While the defendant in this matter is presumed innocent until proven guilty, this development certainly strengthens our efforts to move forward with this prosecution and seek justice for Elizabeth, her family and friends.”

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