Body found in Pittsburgh’s Garfield neighborhood; police investigating as ‘suspicious’

PITTSBURGH — Department of Public Works crews made the awful discovery of a man’s body in Garfield Wednesday morning while doing work on Aisbett Way. Police say around 10:15 a.m., homicide detectives were called in because of suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

Carol Emmett and her husband are the only family that lives on this stretch.

“It’s scary because it’s so secluded,” Emmett tells Channel 11 News.

Emmett says she doesn’t walk in the area, and at night she asks her husband to walk with her from her car to their house. She said you can hear animals howling all night, and Aisbett Way is where you’d hide something if you didn’t want it to be found.

“It just makes you think you don’t want to stay here anymore,” she added.

This area is not far from Fort Pitt Elementary School and a community park. Emmett said she was sickened to learn what had happened.

Police say the medical examiner will release the name and age of the victim and a cause of death.

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