Injury lawyer found dead in Monongahela River, medical examiner's office says

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A local injury lawyer was found dead in the Monongahela River at 3:55 p.m. today, a spokesman at the Allegheny County medical examiner's office said.

Foul play is not suspected in the death of Martin Lazzaro, 54, of McCandless, the spokesman said.

River Rescue located his body near the Monongahela's seven-mile marker, which is 1.3 miles upriver from the Liberty Bridge, between Glen Hazel and West Homestead, according to the medical examiner's office.

The 6.3 mile marker is at Sandcastle and the 7.4 marker is at the Homestead Grays Bridge, River Rescue said.

Pittsburgh public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said she did not expect to have additional information on Mr. Lazzaro's death until this morning.

The medical examiner's office had not been notified of funeral arrangements as of 7 p.m.

Lazzaro Law Center is located at 7240 McKnight Road in Ross, according to its website.

Mr. Lazzaro's biography on the website states that his hobbies included "collecting and driving exotic automobiles and throwing parties." He was a member of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Allegheny County Bar Association, the website states.


Lexi Belculfine: lbelculfine@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1878. Twitter: @LexiBelc. First Published June 25, 2014 12:00 AM

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