FOX CHAPEL, Pa. (KDKA) – The death of a missing 22-year-old found near a murder suspect’s home in Fox Chapel has been ruled a homicide.
Christian Moore-Rouse was last seen in December of 2019, and his remains were found and identified on March 3. On Wednesday, the medical examiner ruled his cause of death a gunshot wound to the head. The manner of death: homicide.READ MORE: CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Sickens Over 100 People, Including 2 Pennsylvanians
His remains were found near the home of Adam Rosenberg, a college friend the family says they suspected in Moore-Rouse’s disappearance.
Rosenberg is being charged with the death of 28-year-old Jeremy Dentel in Baldwin. Rosenberg was arrested for allegedly shooting and killing 28-year-old Dentel in Baldwin. Dentel was found shot in the head inside his home.
Police say they’ve received questions in response to statements by Moore-Rouse’s family members, claiming investigators were told about Rosenberg’s possible involvement in Moore-Rouse’s disappearance in December.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Ready For Booster Shots Once Feds Give OK, Acting Health Secretary Says
“We understand that these are trying times for the family, but we disagree with that characterization,” Allegheny County Police Department Superintendent Coleman McDonough said in a statement.
“The Allegheny County Police Department received this case on January 6. The name Adam, without a last name, was provided to investigators in January. He was identified as an acquaintance of Mr. Moore-Rouse, as were others, but not implicated in Mr. Moore-Rouse’s disappearance.”
Moore-Rouse’s family held a memorial service for him Wednesday afternoon. The family’s attorney says they’re waiting patiently for the police to arrest a suspect in the case.MORE NEWS: Allegheny County Warden: Oversight Board's Motion Controversial Contractor Prohibits Any Training
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