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Remains found in Susquehanna River identified as missing woman

The Associated Press
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TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. – Pennsylvania authorities say remains found in a river belong to a local woman who has been missing since December.

WNEP-TV reports the human remains of 24-year-old Haley Lorenzen were discovered by a kayaker at the Susquehanna River in Plymouth on Saturday.

Wyoming County authorities used dental records to identify Lorenzen. She has been missing for more than seven months.

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Lorenzen’s boyfriend Phillip Waters was charged with her murder in January after a woman, who claims she was also in a relationship with Walters, told police he killed Lorenzen by choking her and striking her with a hammer before dumping her body in the river.

Authorities have scheduled Walters’ trial to start in September.

A phone number could not be found for Waters.