WASHINGTON - Police said a Whitehall woman was killed in the state of Washington.
Police said cellphone photos led them to Nancy Gardner’s body.
“I’ve been sick, just totally sick. Sometimes I still think it’s a nightmare,” said Gardner’s sister, Ava Bertok.
William Grisso is faces charges in connection to Gardner’s death.
Gardner’s family said she met Grisso online and moved the Washington to be with him. Back in April, she stopped communicating with her family, her brother and sister said.
Police said Grisso told them Gardner was missing June 30.
Investigators said they traced the coordinates of three photos of flowers on Gardner’s cellphone.
According to the criminal complaint, "Detectives went to the location of the photographs. They located a female body near this location."
Grisso told police the photos were taken about the time he was out searching for her, police said.
Police said they found Gardner’s pistol in Grisso’s car and what appeared to be blood on his shoes.
Grisso told police the blood was from a week earlier when he kicked a cat trying to get into his home.
“No remorse. Nothing. He just tried to lie his way through it,” said Gardner’s brother, Rick Gardner.
Gardner’s family said she was planning on moving back to Pittsburgh next year.
Grisso pleaded not guilty Thursday.
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