Pennsylvania man charged in daughter-in-law's 1999 death

State police have charged a central Pennsylvania man with criminal homicide in the death of his former daughter-in-law who has been missing since 1999.

Huntingdon County District Attorney George Zanic declined to comment on the charges filed Monday, but says he’ll discuss them at a news conference later in the day.

The defense attorney for 65-year-old Kenneth Leighty, of Altoona, wasn’t immediately available for comment.

Zanic has previously said Leighty owns land where crews have searched for Sherry Leighty’s remains since April 20. A search warrant shows investigators believe Leighty killed the woman and buried her there and Zanic confirmed some human remains and clothing were found there earlier this month.

Authorities have previously said Leighty was the last person to see his daughter-in-law alive when he drove her to work in October 1999.

Via: Fox News

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