Body Pulled From Susquehanna River Is Missing Wyoming County Woman
A body pulled from the Susquehanna River near Plymouth on July 20 is Haley Maree Lorenzen, Wyoming County District Attorney Jeff Mitchell said today.
Police say Phillip Donald Walters, 32, of Mill City, Falls Twp. killed Lorenzen, 24, his live-in girlfriend, in December. He was arrested Jan. 9 and charged with criminal homicide. He remains jailed at the Wyoming County Correctional Facility; his trial is slated to begin the week for Sept. 16.
A witness told police she helped Walters throw Lorenzen’s body off the Falls River bridge.
A July 22 autopsy confirmed through dental records that the decomposed body found in the river was Lorenzen. The clothing also matched what Lorenzen was last seen wearing on Dec. 30, and she was found with remnants of a white plastic bag tied to her right arm, Mitchell said in a press release. The bag was filled with rocks and tied to Lorenzen before her body was tossed into the river, police said.
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