Arrest Made After Missing Man Found Dead
PLUM (KDKA) – A man was arrested and charged with the murder of a missing man from Penn Hills early Friday morning.
On Feb. 13, 23-year-old William Anthony King was reported missing by his mother. He had not reported to work or been seen in 24 hours at that time.
Police found his body before 11 p.m. Thursday off a service road near Hulton Road in Plum.
According to police, Vito Pelino has been charged with homicide, kidnapping and dismemberment.
Court records indicate that the murder took place inside Pelino’s mother’s home in Verona. Pelino then transported the body, in garbage bags, to the location where it was found by police.
“The Penn Hills Police initiated a missing persons investigation a couple days ago, during which time they developed some information that led them to believe their missing person was deceased. They brought that information to the Homicide Unit. We then worked with the Penn Hills Police, which brought us to this location today where we believe a crime was committed,” Allegheny County Police Lt. Andrew Schurman said.
Witnesses told Penn Hills police that they believe Pelino killed King because he allegedly caught him having sex with his sister.
He told King that he would take him home, but he never made it there.
Police are talking with Pelino’s sister about the incident.