Pittsburgh Police announced at a press conference at 7:45 PM this evening that a body recovered in the Ohio River near Follansbee, West Virginia, has been identified as Andre Gray, a 34 year-old Pittsburgh man who was reported missing in October. Gray was an active member of the Pittsburgh LGBTQ community, and his disappearance has been closely monitored by community members.
Gray’s death has been ruled a homicide. Pittsburgh Police reported that a preliminary autopsy showed that Gray sufferer a gunshot wound. Because he initially went missing in Pittsburgh, the case will continue to be investigated by the Pittsburgh Homicide Unit. Police reported that they are investigating all leads, but no warrants have been issued in connection with the case, and no suspects are in custody.
Gray’s mother, Victoria Gray-Tillman, expressed relief that her son’s body was recovered, and said that her family can now have closure regarding his disappearance.
The Keystone Student Voice will continue to follow this ongoing situation and will provide additional updates shortly.