A woman who has been missing since August 3 has been found dead, multiple media report citing authorities.
Tammy Berkey, from Berlin, had left her home in a red transam on Wednesday and had not been heard from since, according to her family.
She was first reported missing on August 7, according to her family’s social media posts.
When state police attended her home along the Mason Dixon Highway in Brothersvalley Township for a welfare check on Aug. 11, her brother, James Foy Jr., went to another room and committed suicide, WJAC reports citing Acting District Attorney Molly Metzgar (Metzgar was sworn in after her predecessor Jeff Thomas was charged with rape).
It was originally reported that Foy Jr. “died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound” on Sunday, August 14, according to Pennsylvania State Police. But, it is now clear that police found remains on August 14 when they called Mercyhurst University’s forensic anthropology team to the scene that day, according to the outlet.
Specifically, his remains were discovered during a search of the Mason Dixon Freeway in Brothersvalley Township, according to WTAE.
PSP in Somerset County and the County Attorney’s Office also did not announce their involvement in the search for Berkey until after Foy Jr. died. The reason for the delay remains unclear.
“While many questions have been answered, there is still a lot of work to be done on this case,” Metzgar’s acting district attorney said in a statement. American Daily.
The following agencies participated in the effort: State Police Forensic Services Unit, K9 Unit, Drone and Aviation Units, and Greensburg Regional Laboratory; Christian Aid Ministries Search and Rescue Team; Dennis Dirkmaat and the Mercyhurst University Anthropology Team; Berlin ambulance; Somerset County Search and Rescue Team, Emergency Services, Sheriff 400 Search and Rescue Team and Coroner’s Office; Federal Bureau of Investigation Recovery Team; and ForensicDX.
The case is still open. For information on this case, the contact is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police at 814-445-4104.
If you or someone you love is having suicidal thoughts, call or text 988 to speak to someone at the National Suicide Hotline.
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