MCKEESPORT (KDKA) — The third person police were trying to track down in connection with the discovery of a woman’s body in a McKeesport park has surrendered.
The suspect surrendered himself to McKeesport Police without incident.
He has been identified as 26-year-old Ramonta Yancey.
Take a good look at this man. He goes by the name of “Moe.” Police are looking for him. He ran from authorities after being in the victims car. The victim is the woman found at a McKeesport park. @KDKA pic.twitter.com/IPUFuAT04d
— Lindsay Ward (@LindsayWardTV) September 13, 2019
After an autopsy was conducted on the woman’s remains, the medical examiner identified her as 43-year-old Tameka Dallas.
She was found wearing a yellow sundress, lying in a wooded area near a trail in Renzie Park. Police roped off a portion of a parking lot near the dek hockey complex for hours while they investigated.
Police say they believe she died in another location and was transported to the park.
According to police, a preliminary examination of the body showed signs of strangulation.
“It does appear she was killed elsewhere, driven there, and her body was place in the woods,” said Allegheny County Police Insp. Andrew Schurman.
Investigators say video surveillance showed a 2007 Chevrolet Impala with a sunroof and rear spoiler pulling up in the parking lot near where they the body was found.
Police later found that vehicle in the parking lot of the Walmart in South Strabane Township, Washington County.
South Strabane officers detained two men, identified as 27-year-old Clyde Cox and 26-year-old Daron Parks, in the vehicle. The two men are charged with receiving stolen property for being in the vehicle owned by the homicide victim. They are being held in the Washington County Jail.
Yancey was in or near the store when the officers pulled up. Police say because of that, Yancey avoided arrest and is believed to have made his way back to the Pittsburgh area.
He is described as being 6-feet-2-inches tall and weighs 300 pounds. Authorities say police traced his path from the Walmart to downtown Pittsburgh where they lost his trail.
“Approximately 6-foot, maybe 6 -foot-2, approximately 300 pounds, he goes by the nickname, “Mo,” said Insp. Schurman.
Yancey may be trying to get back to McKeesport.
Police say the investigation is ongoing and the motive remains unclear.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tipline at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477).