Coroner confirms ID of body found in Fayette County
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Authorities have determined that a body found Saturday night in Ohiopyle State Park is that of a Somerset man missing since New Year's Eve.
Stacie Hall, assistant manager of the park, said the Fayette County Coroner's office, after an autopsy, determined that the remains of Jeremy Walker, 29, were found by kayakers at a rapid called Double Hydraulic on the Youghiogheny River.
The coroner's office said Mr. Walker drowned.
Mr. Walker's family had reported him missing New Year's Eve; his car was found in the park Jan. 2.
Ms. Hall said kayakers found the body about 7 p.m. Saturday at the high-water mark of Double Hydraulic.
First Published March 11, 2013 9:14 am