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Police Investigating Suspicious Death After PennDOT Worker Finds Body Along Road

WEST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) - A body was found off a road in West Wheatfield Township Thursday, prompting a suspicious death investigation by state police.

Police say a man's body was discovered Thursday afternoon in a grassy area off of Mulligan Hill Road. The body was found by a PennDOT employee who was inspecting a nearby drain.

The coroner was called and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

State police say because of the evidence found at the scene, troopers believe his death is suspicious.

In addition to figuring out how the body ended up there, investigators are hoping someone saw something along Mulligan Hill Road. One of the problems: they have a long road in a remote area and there's not a lot of homes around.

It isn't the first body found on the side of the road in the area. A PennDOT crew discovered the remains of a badly decomposed body of a woman on Route 711 in the summer of 2017 near neighboring New Florence. An autopsy revealed the woman, later identified as 33-year-old Laura Rebecca Ingalls-Hood, was a victim of a homicide.

As for the most recently discovered body, investigators aren't saying much. They say the identity is pending next-of-kin notification and an autopsy is being performed to determine the cause and manner of death.

Later Friday evening, the Indiana County coroner identified the man as 27-year-old Dashawn Cornellius Green-Brewster from Philadelphia.

Anyone who may have seen recent suspicious or unusual activity in the area of Mulligan Hill Road is urged to immediately contact state police at 724-357-1960.

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