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Body found buried in wooded area of Derry Twp.

Renatta Signorini
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Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Members of the Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety load up a 4x4 after helping Westmoreland County detectives, the county coroner's office, and a Mercyhurst forensic anthropology team as they unearthed human remains in a remote wooded area off of Strawcutter Road along Kiser Lane in Derry Township on Friday, March 10, 2017.
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Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Tracks lead to where it is believed that Westmoreland County Detectives, the county coroners office, and a Mercyhurst Forensic Anthropology team, unearthed human remains in a remote wooded area off of Strawcutter Road along Kiser Lane in Derry Township, on Friday, March 10, 2017.
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Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Westmoreland County Detectives, the county coroners office, and a Mercyhurst Forensic Anthropology team unearthed human remains in a remote wooded area off of Strawcutter Road along Kiser Lane in Derry Township on Friday, March 10, 2017.

Human remains were excavated from a remote area in Derry Township on Friday in what investigators described as a “suspicious death.”

The Westmoreland County coroner and detectives were assisted by a Mercyhurst University forensic anthropology team in a wooded area off of Strawcutter Road, not far from Keystone State Park.

The investigation began Thursday evening along Kiser Lane, said Detective Ray Dupilka.

“Through the course of the investigation, we identified a remote location” as a site connected to the death, Dupilka said.

He declined to identify the victim or provide additional details.

Investigators finished their work at the scene by mid-afternoon Friday.

They contended with muddy, snowy and cold conditions and hilly terrain to reach the spot were the remains were found.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-837-5374 or [email protected].

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