WORTHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Human remains were found in Armstrong County on Monday after a hunter discovered a motorcycle registered to Darlene Harbison, who had been missing for three months, in a wooded area.
On Wednesday, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the remains found were those of Harbison.
Allegheny County police said the hunter observed the motorcycle over a hillside along Nichola Road in Worthington Township. The hunter gave the plate number to state police in Kittanning, who discovered the license plate was registered to Harbison.
State police responded to the area and located human remains near the motorcycle. County police detectives and the Allegheny County Mobile Crime Unit responded to the area.
Harbison was last seen Sept. 11. When Harbison’s daughter made several attempts to contact her mother with no success, she then requested a welfare check through the Frazer Township Police Department.
Allegheny County police detectives, along with Frazer Township police, initiated an investigation.
Police said Harbison was in a volatile relationship with 57-year-old Eric Gibbs, whom officials believe is responsible for her disappearance.
Gibbs was found dead from an apparent suicide by hunters on Sept. 17 in West Deer Township.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Allegheny County police tip line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477); callers can remain anonymous. The department can also be reached via its social media sites.
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