Miss­ing teen found dead near park, po­lice say

The Morning Call - - LOCAL NEWS - — Pamela Lehman

A 16-year-old girl re­ported miss­ing was found dead near a park Wed­nes­day, Up­per Perk po­lice said, adding there is no threat to the com­mu­nity.

Maryanne Dyer of Penns­burg had been re­ported miss­ing by her fam­ily early Wed­nes­day and her body was found that same day, po­lice said in a Face­book post. Dyer was found near a wooded park area on 11th Street in Up­per Hanover Town­ship, po­lice say.

“There is an open in­ves­ti­ga­tion and we can­not re­lease any fur­ther in­for­ma­tion at this time,” po­lice said. Au­thor­i­ties could not im­me­di­ately be reached for com­ment Thurs­day about the death in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

The Mont­gomery County Coro­ner’s of­fice said an au­topsy would be com­pleted Thurs­day.

Ac­cord­ing to the Town and Coun­try news­pa­per, Dyer was last seen walk­ing near the Up­per Perkiomen High School.

Po­lice say Dyer had talked to her mother on her cell­phone about 2:30 p.m. Tues­day and said she was go­ing for a walk be­fore com­ing home. Sur­veil­lance cam­eras at the girl’s res­i­dence con­firmed that she never made it home. Her body was found around 3 p.m. Wed­nes­day, the news­pa­per re­ported.

The news­pa­per states an uniden­ti­fied emer­gency re­spon­der de­scribed the teen’s death as “non sus­pi­cious.”

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