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Body Of Woman Found In Monroeville Identified As Missing Uber Driver

By: Erika Stanish/KDKA-TV

MONROEVILLE (KDKA) - The body of a woman found in Monroeville Saturday afternoon has been identified.

Pitcairn Police identified the woman as Christi Spicuzza.

According to police, Spicuzza was last heard from by family on Thursday night while she was on the job as an Uber driver.

Pitcairn Police said they found Spicuzza's car on 4th Street in Pitcairn Saturday morning about one mile away from where her body was found in Monroeville on Rosecrest Drive.

According to police, the family said Spicuzza's purse was still in her car and an Uber camera inside was missing.

Allegheny County homicide detectives are now leading the investigation and could be seen canvassing the area where her body was found for several hours Saturday afternoon looking for and collecting evidence.

"It's horrible that one of us has gone missing and we have no protection and now we're worried are we going to be next?" Michelle Landsittle said, a Pittsburgh Uber driver.

KDKA talked to two local Uber drivers Saturday who said they're horrified by what happened and believe more safety measures need to be in place in order to keep drivers safe.

"It scares me because we have no protection," Jen Donatella said, another Uber driver.

Landsittle and Donatella said as drivers for a rideshare company, they are required to get federal background checks and need a clean driving record so their riders know they're safe. They said nothing is done to protect drivers.

"If there was a barrier between me and them, so that they can't reach us, it wouldn't even be a concern. That person would have never gotten to Christi's camera. They would have never gotten to Christi," Donatella said. "She deserved better and it's time for things to change. This is not no longer okay."

Police have not released any information regarding a suspect or suspects.

Allegheny County Police are asking anyone with information to call the county tip line. Callers can remain anonymous.

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