OAKLAND (KDKA) – Police continue their investigation after a man’s body was found in Oakland on Sunday.

The man’s family said he had been missing for days. His family had been posting his picture and messages about his disappearance on Facebook ever since.

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While Pittsburgh Police have been busy conducting interviews and doing what they can on their end, homicide detectives are waiting for valuable information from the Medical Examiner’s Office into the death of 23-year-old Andrew McMunn.

McMunn was found at the end of Melwood Avenue Sunday.

“The body was found rolled down a short ravine behind a building,” Pittsburgh Public Safety Spokesperson Sonya Toler said.

Police said there were no clear signs of trauma or injury, other than some bruising on the body. Homicide detectives are hoping an autopsy will give some insight into how he died.

“There was really nothing obvious as to why this individual had become deceased,” Toler said.

Police said people in the area initially saw a red sneaker and after looking closer, noticed a body was there and called police.

McMunn was found partially buried under debris on the hillside behind a building, but Toler said that could have also happened during a fall down the hill.

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Last week, family member posted on Facebook that McMunn was last seen the night of April 24.

They shared information on Facebook that he was last seen in Sharpsburg and that his phone was found in Aspinwall.

The Pittsburgh Public Safety Bureau could not confirm those details, but said they have been in contact with family and looking for others with information.

“We have interviewed family and people in the neighborhood that the neighborhood was found in,” Toler said. “We would greatly appreciate them calling homicide detectives and sharing any information with us.”

Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Karl Williams is hoping they’ll know a cause of death and be able to issue a death certificate on Monday.


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