CHIPPEWA TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A homicide investigation is underway after a body was found in Beaver County, according to a release from state police.
Law enforcement said the body of 46-year-old Sharon Benyo was found Wednesday around 8 a.m. in Chippewa Township. The body was found off Route 51 Constitution Boulevard about 500 yards west of McKinley Avenue by a gas line worker.READ MORE: Study: Rural Home Sales In Pennsylvania Increased During Pandemic
Benyo was found dead just weeks after being released from prison.
“She had several children,” Beaver County District Attorney David Lozier said. “She was known to us as a victim in Beaver County and as also as a defendant. But the real issue is this is a young lady who probably died tragically and we want to find out the people responsible for that.”READ MORE: Doctor Accused Of Hoarding Dead Kittens In Her Freezer
The Beaver County Coroner’s Office said Benyo’s cause of death was gunshot wounds to the head.
Lozier said Benyo was last seen sometime on Sunday, but it is unclear where she was living or what she was doing.
But investigators need the public’s help in solving the case.
“Anyone who has seen Sharon Reed Benyo in the last three days, anyone who has seen a car suspiciously pulling off the highway or in the vicinity of Mckinney Avenue and Route 51 headed towards Ohio in the last three days, please contact the state police,” Lozier said.MORE NEWS: How Leaders From Different Congregations Came Together To Participate In Tree Of Life Remembrance Ceremony
Right now, no suspects have been named. State police are offering a reward for information.