MUNHALL, Pa. (KDKA) – A missing Munhall woman and mother of two who disappeared in October has been found dead.
Tracey Lekovitch had been missing since Oct. 20. Lekovitch’s mother says her daughter was last seen with a friend she met in a recovery program. The mother claims when Lekovitch overdosed in a vacant home and the friend took off, leaving the body behind.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: Nursing Home Deaths Fueling Blame
“I had my hopes that she was going to be found alive. And it’s so hard,” said Lekovitch’s mother, Nancy Janosko.
Lekovitch’s mother, friends and police had been searching for her ever since she disappeared. Now the waiting is over.
“Three months. And she’s been dead for that long,” said Janosko.
The news comes after Munhall police and Lekovitch’s family offered a $10,000 reward to help bring her home.READ MORE: 'The Neighborhood Jewel': Community Fights To Save St. Philip School In Crafton From Closing
Lekovitch’s body was found in a vacant home in Munhall. Her mother claims her friend left her there to die. Now it turns out this friend is in a coma after her own overdose.
“This girl knew where she was the whole time and never said a word,” said Janosko.
Lekovitch leaves behind two children: a 4-year-old and an 11-year-old.
“The drugs are an evil demon. It just takes over,” said Janosko.
Allegheny County police confirm it was the body of Lekovitch that was found, but they say they don’t suspect foul play.MORE NEWS: Pa. Sen. Bob Casey Sponsors Bill To Protect Children From Falling Furniture
The cause of death is pending toxicology reports.