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UPDATE: Pittsburgh Police Investigate After Body Discovered Behind South Hills Home

Date: January 8, 2022
Incident Type: Body found
Location: Zone 3

UPDATE: Pittsburgh Police homicide detectives have made an arrest in this case.

Montel Reed, 26, of Pittsburgh is charged with one count of Criminal Homicide, one count of Tampering with Evidence, and one count of Abuse of a Corpse.

Reed has been transported to Allegheny County Jail.

Original post:

Police from Zone 3 responded to a call for a possible body found behind a home in the 300 block of Reifert Street at around 4:30 p.m.

Responding officers located a deceased person in a shed. There is no immediate demographic information available at this time.

Detectives from Major Crimes responded to investigate. The Crime Scene Unit processed evidence.

Cause and manner of death will be determined by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office.

The investigation is ongoing.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz