Missing man’s body found in Linn Run State Park |

Missing man’s body found in Linn Run State Park

Joe Napsha
A Department of Conservation and Natural Resources vehicle blocks the road in Linn Run State Park Monday.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Linn Run State Park in Cook Township.

A man whose body was found in Linn Run State Park Monday afternoon died from an apparent suicide, according to the Westmoreland County coroner’s office.

His name is not being released.

State police are investigating the death in the Cook Township park. His body was found by search parties in the woods near the Grove Run springs, said Doug Finger, park manager. The area is a popular spot along Linn Run Road for filling jugs with spring water.

Finger said the man had been reported missing Monday after he had not returned home from work late Sunday night. His car reportedly was found near the fountain in the state park, located near the border of Westmoreland and Somerset counties, according to an alert sent to emergency responders.

Police from Ligonier Borough, Ligonier Township, Laurel Hill State Park, the Bureau of Forestry, Rolling Rock and Murrysville Medic One, Chestnut Ridge fire department and other crews from Somerset and Westmoreland counties were involved in the efforts to find the missing man. His family and friends were at the scene as well.

Staff writer Renatta Signorini contributed.

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