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BETHEL PARK (KDKA) — A missing Bethel Park woman was found dead in South Park Township late Saturday morning.
Bethel Park Police say that around 11:45 a.m., South Park Township Police were notified that a woman’s body was found in a wooded area along Piney Fork creek on Library Road.
The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office identified the woman as 52-year-old Diane Chotta.
Chotta was visiting her mother in Bethel Park for Christmas and left a note at her home two days after Christmas that said, “I’ll be back in a little while. Love Diane.”
Her car was found Wednesday evening at the West Library Road Park and Ride lot and T-stop, and surveillance video showed her leaving the My Place Bar in Bethel Park on Dec. 27 and walking down Route 88.
Roy Ankrom, the victim’s ex-brother-in-law, got a call after her body was found. He was one of several family members at the scene waiting for answers.
“[We] can rest a little bit that she has been found. Have to go from here now,” he said. “It’s a tragedy that something like this could happen. Just wish everything would’ve turned out fine, and not really much to say other than she’s in heaven with Jesus now.”
Bethel Park Police say that investigators didn’t immediately suspect any foul play.
The investigation is ongoing.