Decomposing body ID’d as missing W. Pa. veteran

OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — A decomposing body found in the woods of a Pittsburgh suburb has been identified as a disabled Army veteran reported missing days before.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office says autopsy result on the remains of 53-year-old Ronald Krenke won’t be determined for weeks, but they’ve “essentially ruled out” foul play.

Krenke’s remains were found Saturday. He had been missing since Aug. 30 when he was last seen in his hometown of Oakmont, about 10 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, along the Allegheny River. His body was found near Plum Creek, which is less than a mile from where he was last seen.

Krenke had a history of heart and circulatory problems and walked with a pronounced limp. His remains were identified by way of his artificial hip.

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