Pennsylvania man charged in death of still-missing woman

MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been jailed on homicide charges in the death of a woman who was reported missing after she failed to appear at her mother’s cancer fundraiser last month.

Thirty-two-year-old Thomas Teets, of Dawson, was arraigned Thursday on charges including criminal homicide, evidence tampering, and abusing the corpse of 31-year-old Leah Owens.

The Bullskin Township woman was reported missing after she missed the Sept. 16 fundraiser. Her body has not been found.

A criminal complaint says a friend claims Teets acknowledged killing Owens and getting rid of her body. The complaint says Teets said in a conversation that because police “don’t got no body, there will be no case.”

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Teets.


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