2 arrested in death of Vandergrift woman

WESTMORELAND COUNTY, Pa. — Two men were arrested Thursday in the 2017 death of a Vandergrift woman whose burned remains were found in a remote, wooded area of Derry Township, police said.

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Devin Akamichi, 25, and Walter Cable, 25, are suspected of killing 34-year-old Ronny Cable, according to a criminal complaint. The two Cables are not related.

Akamichi, of Murrysville, and Walter Cable, of Greensburg, are charged with homicide, conspiracy and abuse of a corpse. Walter Cable is also charged with robbery.

Ronny Cable, a mother of two boys, went missing in February 2017. Surveillance photos released by police showed her with two men at a Walmart in Natrona Heights.

Her remains were found in March.

Police say Akamichi detailed the brutal murder in a confession this week.

Akamichi allegedly told detectives that the three were hanging out at a bar, and Walter came up with a plan to rob and kill Ronny.

They drove her out to property near Keystone State Park belonging to Walter’s family. Akamichi allegedly told police he saw Walter hit Ronny with a hammer more than 10 times, but when she didn't die, Akamichi said Walter strangled her, and the two burned her body and buried her remains.

Investigators found pieces of Ronny's hair and two rings at the site.

Detectives tracked down video from a gas station in Salem Township showing the two suspects filling up a gasoline can the night of the murder. They’re also seen buying food and drinks, and similar food wrappers were later found near the crime scene.

Police say Walter took Ronny’s money and prescription pills and burned the rest of her belongings.