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Missing Brookville woman found deceased in car

January 15, 2013

CLARION COUNTY — Clarion-based Pennsylvania State Police have reported that a 19-year-old woman reported missing over the weekend was found deceased inside her vehicle Tuesday morning at 7 a.m.

PSP report that the victim, Devan C. Knapp of Brookville, was discovered in the vehicle along Summerville Drive in Millcreek Township, Clarion County, by a passerby. Members of PSP-Clarion and PSP-Punxsy reported to the scene.

The incident remains under open investigation, with an autopsy to be conducted at a date and time yet to be determined. Police said that upon completion of the autopsy, more information will be released.

Clarion County Coroner Terry Shaffer assisted at the scene and Clarion County District Attorney Mark Aaron and Jefferson County District Attorney Jeff Burkett were also on the scene.

Clarion Hospital EMS responded to the scene.

Police previously reported that Knapp had not been seen or heard from since Friday.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call PSP-Clarion at 814-226-1710 or PSP-Punxsutawney at 814-938-0510.

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