Body Found in Landfill Identified

Published 06/27 2014 02:33PM

Updated 06/27 2014 06:44PM

June 27, 2014 - Authorities say the body of a young woman found Wednesday in a Mercer County landfill has been identified.  State Police in Mercer say the victim is a juvenile.

Police in Austintown, Ohio, say the girl, 16 year old Gina Burger, was reported missing by her parents on Monday. Her death is being investigated as a homicide.

The body was discovered at Tri County Industries Incorporated. That’s in Pine Township, in northern Mercer county. Police theorize the body was dumped at the facility along with refuse picked up from locations in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

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