Remains of Sherry Leighty found; suspect provided information on location of body, documents say

Update: Suspect met with investigators Friday, admitted killing and provided information on location of body, court documents say.

From Mirror reports

HUNTINGDON — The search for Sherry Leighty is over.

The remains of the Altoona woman who vanished in the the fall of 1999 have been found, Huntingdon County District Attorney George Zanic told reporters during a press conference this morning.

According to court documents, the suspect the case, Kenneth W. Leighty, 65, met with investigators Friday, admitted to the killing and provided more information on where her body was located.

The search for Leighty centered on a 150-acre property in rural Warriors Mark Township, Huntingdon County, after Sherry Leighty’s ex-father-in-law, Kenneth Leighty, allegedly told his son that he had accidentally killed the 23-year-old mother of three and buried her along a fence row on the familys hunting property.

Kenneth Leighty was arraigned this morning in Huntingdon County on homicide charges and returned to Blair County Prison, where he’s awaiting trial on aggravated assault charges stemming from an alleged altercation with state and Altoona police at his home when investigators attempted to take him in for further questioning April 19.

Mirror reporters are working on updates and will provide them for and in Tuesday’s print edition.