Missing 26-year-old woman from Fayette County found dead, 2 men facing charges

NORTH UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa. — UPDATE 10/7/22 2:10 p.m.: Keisha Hottinger, 26, has been found dead and two men are facing charges, police say.

Austin James Saletrik, 25, and Joseph Lee Lockett, 40, are being charged with abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence and other offenses.

Police said they learned Saletrik was associated with Hottinger through several different interviews.

Saletrik initially told police he did not know where Hottinger was after she was reported missing. A day later he returned to authorities and told them Hottinger had fatally overdosed and her body was hidden.

Saletrik showed police where Hottinger’s body was hidden in North Union Township.

Police also learned Lockett was with Saletrik after Hottinger died and say he was present when her body was moved.

Channel 11′s Melanie Gillespie is working to find out more. Check back for updates on this breaking story.

Initial coverage:

Pennsylvania State Police in Uniontown are asking for help finding a missing 26-year-old woman.

Police said Keisha Hottinger was last seen on Sept. 25.

She is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 115 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information on Hottinger’s whereabouts is asked to contact Trooper Tidholm, PSP, Uniontown Station, at (724) 439-7111 or anonymously contact the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477) or online HERE.

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