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Body Of Missing 19-Year-Old Amari Wise Found; Father And Son Facing Charges In His Disappearance

NEW CASTLE (KDKA) -- The body of missing 19-year-old Amari Wise has been found.

New Castle Police Chief Bobby Salem confirmed to KDKA on Monday that Wise's body was found. The coroner ruled Wise's death a homicide due to a gunshot wound to the head, New Castle News reports.

Wise's body was found in a wooded area off of Pennsylvania Avenue in Shenango Township near the New Castle line, sources tell KDKA's Jennifer Borrasso.

Police say a tip led them to the area behind Cascada Park.

Marcee Richardson knows Amari's mother. She arrived at the scene to take a look for herself.

"Indescribable, I cannot imagine the heartbreak she is feeling. The pain, the suffering, it's just too hard to imagine," Richardson told KDKA's Jennifer Borrasso.

The announcement of the discovery comes after New Castle Police say two suspects have been taken into custody in connection with the missing person case.

New Castle Police report on their Facebook page that 47-year-old Todd Henry is being held at their police station.

(Photo Credit: New Castle Police Department/Facebook)

He is charged with criminal conspiracy to commit homicide, obstruction of justice and tampering with evidence.

Case Update: Todd HENRY who was wanted in connection to the Amari Wise homicide is now in police custody at the New...

Posted by New Castle Police Department on Monday, June 15, 2020

His son, 20-year-old Connor Henry, was arrested Sunday by police in Ocean City, Maryland, during a traffic stop. Ocean City Police say they tracked him down after getting a tip that the younger Henry was staying in the area.

Officers pulled him over on the Coastal Highway, briefly shutting down the busy stretch, while the arrest was made.

He will face charges of criminal homicide and tampering with evidence.

Connor Henry is awaiting an extradition hearing in Maryland.

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(Photo Credit: Ocean City Police Department)

Wise was first reported missing on June 5.


KDKA was at the scene last week when investigators executed multiple search warrants at a home on Adams Street in New Castle. The main focus of the search was on the garage.

Photo Credit: New Castle City Police/Facebook

Wise's family told KDKA it was at that house where he was last seen.

Since the 19-year-old disappeared, hundreds have helped out in the search for him.

"I just want my son back, only thing that matters to me," Anitra Wise, Amari's mother, said last week.

"I definitely want them to get justice," Richardson said. "I want them to pay for what they did to this young man. He didn't deserve this. I want his mother to be at peace knowing they got what they deserve."

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

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