PA Murder Victim's Body Found in Lake Erie

Police:Dunkirk Body Was PA Murder Victim

(AP) Erie, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police say a body found along the shoreline of Lake Erie near Dunkirk with a gunshot wound to the head and an anchor attached to the torso has been identified as that of a woman whose husband reported her missing and then was charged with killing her.

Albion, Pennsylvania resident Karen Leclair was reported missing June 11 by commercial fisherman Christopher Leclair.

Lt. Wayne Kline says dental records were used to identify Karen Leclair's body Wednesday. He says Christopher Leclair's dad tried to hide the revolver used to shoot her and has been arrested.

Christopher Leclair told police his wife was sitting on a bucket on the edge of a boat when she apparently fell overboard while he wasn't looking. Authorities charged him with criminal homicide because dock surveillance cameras show the couple left together the day before he reported her missing and he returned alone.

© 2017 Associated Press


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