Police Say Headless Body May be Missing Man
Pa. (AP) - Police say a body found in a steel drum in western Pennsylvania
hasn't been positively identified, but may be a man who went missing on Sept.
autopsy performed Monday found that the man died from a hunting arrow that went
through the heart. The body was missing its head and hands, and DNA testing
will have to be done to determine the identity, the Erie Times-News reports.
believe the body is that of 55-year-old Gerald P. VanDyke. Last week
68-year-old Richard A. Houy was charged with killing VanDyke, the longtime
boyfriend of Houy's daughter, and disposing of the body.
told police that he assaulted VanDyke and dumped the body in a creek.