Man Found Dead on Montour Trail

Police said the missing Coraopolis man was found Friday morning near the Montour Trail.

A 69-year-old Coraopolis man reported missing has been found dead off . 

Chief Leo McCarthy said Peter Cortese of Coraopolis was found dead shortly before 9 a.m. Friday off the trailway in Robinson Township.

Robinson Police Lt. Ed Krall said Cortese's body was located by authorities about a quarter of a mile from Hassam Road, just off the trail. He said the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office removed Cortese from the area and found no initial signs of foul play. 

Area police and firefighters aided by search dogs scoured the area off Hassam Road late Thursday night searching for the man. Police said he parked his car at 5:30 p.m. off the Montour Trail on Hassam Road.

In addition to Moon police and firefighters, police from Robinson and Coraopolis searched the area until 3 a.m. with the help of Canine Aided Emergency Search & Rescue Dogs, but found no sign of the man. Authorities continued the search Friday morning. 

Cortese is the former director of vendor relations at La Roche College. He was employed at the college for more than 30 years, according to a La Roche newsletter. 

This story originally appeared on Robinson-Moon Patch


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