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Updated: 5:48 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2013 | Posted: 8:35 a.m. Thursday, July 25, 2013
LAWRENCE COUNTY, Pa. —
A large search effort at McConnells Mill State Park in Slippery Rock Township Thursday ended when authorities located the body of a 48-year-old man.
Investigators were seen for several hours near Rose Point off of Route 422 beginning around 8 a.m.
Channel 11's Amy Marcinkiewicz reported that the man, whose name hasn't been released, was on his way to work, but never made it.
"He was on his way to work this morning in the New Castle area, but he never made it there," State Police Lt. Eric Hermick said.
According to police, a witness driving by saw the man on a bridge looking like he was about to fall and alerted authorities.
"He was on the other side of the guardrail," Hermick said.
Officers said that when they arrived, they found the man's truck with a lot of blood on it and a trail of blood leading to a nearby guardrail.
Officials said the man's body was later found about 150 yards away in a creek.
"We don't know all the facts. We first have to identify the body and then figure out why all of this happened," Hermick said.
The man's death remains under investigation.
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