Pa. man seeks bail in missing daughter-in-law case

HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — The attorney for a central Pennsylvania man whose land is being searched for the remains of his missing daughter-in-law wants a judge to lower the man’s bail.

Sixty-five-year-old Kenneth Leighty has not been charged in the 1999 disappearance of his former daughter-in-law, Sherry Leighty, but remains jailed on charges he fought with Altoona police who tried to question him last month.

The Altoona Mirror (http://bit.ly/16yFbk6 ) says Leighty’s attorney contends he’s being jailed to punish him and buy time for investigators. A Blair County judge has set a May 17 hearing on the bail request. The attorney hasn’t returned a call for comment.

Leighty owns land in Huntingdon County, where crews have been searching for Sherry Leighty’s remains since April 20. A search warrant shows investigators believe Leighty killed the woman and buried her there.

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Information from: Altoona Mirror, http://www.altoonamirror.com

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