Police search for missing Westmoreland County man

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Police are searching for a Westmoreland County man after finding his car abandoned near the Kiskiminetas River.

Albert Copper was last reported seen at his Avonmore home around 3:45 a.m. Thursday, preparing to commute to work in nearby Armstrong County, state police at Kiski Valley said.

After he failed to show up at work, Mr. Copper's family reported him missing to local police around 10 a.m.

Police discovered Mr. Copper's car parked in Armstrong County, just across the Kiski River from Avonmore. Police also recovered Mr. Copper's cell phone at the scene.

The search of the surrounding river valley has ended for the night, but will resume in the morning, state police said.

Correction/Clarification: (Published June 7, 2013) An earlier version of this story had an incorrect spelling of Albert Copper's name. Also, the name of the river has been corrected.

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Lee Purvey: lpurvey@post-gazette.com.


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