Body found in woods ID’d as miss­ing woman, 22

The Mercury (Pottstown, PA) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Michael P. Rel­la­han mrel­la­han@21st-cen­tu­ry­ @Ch­escoCourtNews on Twit­ter

WEST GOSHEN » Author­i­ties have con­firmed that the body found in a wooded area behind a shopping cen­ter here is that of a young woman who went miss­ing last month.

On Fri­day, the Ch­ester County Coro­ner’s Of­fice re­leased pre­lim­i­nary re­sults of an au­topsy that was con­ducted Thurs­day fol­low­ing the dis­cov­ery of the body that morn­ing. The in­for­ma­tion iden­ti­fies the de­ceased as Me­gan Lit­tle of Bear, Del.

The cause and man­ner of death are listed as pend­ing, how­ever the coro­ner noted the death is not con­sid­ered sus­pi­cious. The time of death is listed as be­ing pro­nounced at 9:10 a.m. Thurs­day.

West Goshen po­lice had is­sued a press re­lease on Thurs­day evening stat­ing that the body had been found shortly af­ter 8 a.m. af­ter a search con­ducted in the woods ad­join­ing the West Goshen Shopping Cen­ter, behind the Kmart store there. Po­lice said they be­lieved the body to be that of the miss­ing woman who had last been seen Mon­day, Aug. 28.

Lit­tle was re­leased from a be­hav­ior, wellness, and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion cen­ter in West Ch­ester on that date. Shortly af­ter that, she posted on so­cial me­dia, ask­ing for friends to get in touch with her. Noth­ing was heard from Lit­tle af­ter that, po­lice said.

On Aug. 29, a taxi driver found a suit­case con­tain­ing Lit­tle’s per­sonal prop­erty and cell phone at the rear of a prop­erty on 985 Paoli Pike, just a short dis­tance from the shopping cen­ter. Lit­tle was known to be a heroin user who has un­der­gone ad­dic­tion treat­ment over the last five years.

The investigation in the case is on­go­ing, the po­lice and coro­ner’s of­fice stated.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should call West Goshen Po­lice at 610-696-7400.

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