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Pennsylvania man arrested for murder and dismemberment of missing teen

Pennsylvania man arrested for murder and dismemberment of missing teen

Pennsylvania man arrested for murder and dismemberment of missing teen

Clark Township, Pennsylvania – A 29-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly killing and dismembering a 14-year-old girl who had been missing since late June. DaShawn Watkins was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder, aggravated assault, abuse of a corpse and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence in the death of Pauly A. Likens, Jr., records show.

On June 25, Hermitage Police Department officers responded to a call about possible human remains in the Shengano River Lake, approximately 75 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. Upon arrival, first responders recovered partially submerged human remains. Local police then requested assistance from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), who took over the investigation.

On July 3, Mercer County Coroner John A. Libonati confirmed that the remains were Pauly’s. A forensic pathologist determined the cause of death was homicide, with blunt force trauma to the head. Tests also indicated that Pauly was dismembered with a sharp instrument.

  • Pennsylvania man arrested for murder and dismemberment of missing teen

    Clark Township, Pennsylvania – A 29-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly killing and dismembering a 14-year-old girl who had been missing since late June. DaShawn Watkins was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder, aggravated assault, abuse of a corpse and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence in the death of Pauly A. Likens, Jr., records show.

    On June 25, Hermitage Police Department officers responded to a call about possible human remains in the Shengano River Lake, approximately 75 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. Upon arrival, first responders recovered partially submerged human remains. Local police then requested assistance from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), who took over the investigation.

    On July 3, Mercer County Coroner John A. Libonati confirmed that the remains were Pauly’s. A forensic pathologist determined the cause of death was homicide, with blunt force trauma to the head. Tests also indicated that Pauly was dismembered with a sharp instrument.

  • A man was fatally shot in southeast Washington DC

    WASHINGTON DC – Last night, Donald Hawkins, a 46-year-old man, was fatally shot in Southeast DC.

    The incident occurred around 8:51 p.m. in the 1900 block of Anacostia Drive, where responding officers from the Sixth and Seventh Districts confirmed Hawkins dead at the scene.

    The DC Metropolitan Police Department urges anyone with information regarding this shooting to assist with the ongoing investigation. Witnesses can contact detectives at 202-727-9099 or text tips to the department’s tip line at 50411.

  • Baltimore police seize illegal fireworks, arrest three suspects

    Baltimore, Maryland – On July 4, at approximately 8:53 p.m., officers from the Southwest District conducted an investigation in the 2500 block of McHenry Street and discovered a large quantity of illegal fireworks stored under a tent.

    The investigation resulted in the arrest of three men, ages 31, 35, and 38. The suspects were transported to the central detention center and charged accordingly.

    During the seizure, several officers were injured due to assault by the suspects. The Baltimore Bomb Squad unit recovered all seized items and ATF agents were notified.