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Police continue probe of woman's death behind dam

September 18, 2017 News Extra

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Kayla A. Dunlap

OAKLAND TWP — State police believe a 28-year-old woman with a history of drug use was alive when she was dumped along a road behind the Oneida Valley Dam.

Kayla A. Dunlap of Rimersburg, Clarion County, later died there. A woman walking her dog on the road found the body around 10:30 a.m. Sunday and notified authorities.

Police Lt. Eric Hermick said investigators are trying to piece together the final hours of Dunlap’s life. They also want to know who disposed of her body.

An autopsy later that night did not determine a cause of death. Police are awaiting toxicology results.

Hermick said police are investigating the case as a suspicious death, but he did not rule out that Dunlap possibly suffered a drug overdose before she died.

Dunlap had “fresh wounds” on her face, authorities said, including bruises around the left eye.

Police found tire marks leading up to the edge of the hillside.

A full report will appear in Tuesday's Butler Eagle.

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