HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — A prosecutor says crews have found bones and clothing on a central Pennsylvania tract of land owned by the former father-in-law of a woman reported missing in 1999.
Sixty-five-year-old Kenneth Leighty has not been charged in the disappearance of his former daughter-in-law, Sherry Leighty. The Altoona man remains jailed on charges he fought with Altoona police who tried to speak with him about the case last month. Leighty’s public defender didn’t immediately return a call for comment Thursday.
Huntingdon County District Attorney George Zanic says forensic experts are examining the bones.
Leighty owns about 150 acres in Warriors Mark Township in Huntingdon County, where crews have been searching for Sherry Leighty’s remains since April 20. A search warrant shows Leighty allegedly told his son — Sherry Leighty’s ex-husband — that he accidentally killed the woman and buried her.