DERRY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Officials say a body found in Derry Township, believed to be a missing Vandergrift woman, had been badly burned.
Officials say that they believe the remains found in a wooded area off of Strawcutter Road are that of 34-year-old Ronny Cable, who has been missing since mid-February.
It will take weeks to confirm the identity because of the poor condition the body was found in, but officials have no doubt the body is Cable.
Westmoreland County District Attorney John W. Peck shared a grim update on Monday.
“I can confirm that the remains were burned,” Peck said.
Cable was last heard from on Feb. 16., when she posted on Facebook to say she was headed to Walmart.
She was seen on Walmart’s video surveillance with two men, then later spotted at her home with the same two men. All three drove away in a red Chevrolet.
Neighbors have been disturbed by the case.
“I have three young kids, it’s kind of surreal, haven’t really processed fully yet that someone died less than a half mile from our house. There’s only two houses on that road, me and another family,” said Justin Kiser.
Cable’s death is being investigated as a homicide.