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Missing Uber driver found dead in woods was shot, police say

MONROEVILLE, Pa. — More questions than answers remain after the body of a missing Uber driver was found on Saturday.

Allegheny County Police said Monday that Christina Spicuzza was shot.

Channel 11 learned more about Spicuzza who went missing Thursday night.

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Spicuzza was a beloved mom to four and a fiancé. She loved crafting, cooking, art, hiking, and reading. She drove for Uber on the side to make extra money for her family.

Spicuzza’s silver Nissan Sentra was found without the dash cam on Saturday morning in Pitcairn, but there was no sign of her. Four hours later, her body was found on a wooded hillside off of Rosecrest Drive in Monroeville. Allegheny County Homicide began its investigation yesterday, calling her death suspicious.

Her family says the last time they talked to Christina was 9 p.m. on Thursday. Her fiancé says she called to tell him she was leaving Steel City Vapors and doing some Uber rides, and he never heard from her again.

He says that her phone turned off around 4 a.m., but it did ping at 8:45 a.m., heading towards the Triboro.

Uber has not said if Christina picked up a passenger, who it was, or from what location. The company released the following statement on Monday:

“Our thoughts are with Christi’s family and friends during this difficult time. Uber’s 24/7 public safety team has been assisting police in the investigation.”

We did reach out to the family of Christina Spicuzza, and they do not want to do an interview at this time.

The medical examiner has not yet determined the cause of her death.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call the County Police Tip Line 1-833-ALL-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.

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