TUNKHANNOCK, WYOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Wyoming County officials confirm that a body recovered from along Susquehanna River in Luzerne County last weekend was that a woman who was murdered late last year.
The District Attorney says the search for 24-year-old Haley Lorenzen is over after an autopsy confirmed her identity.
Detectives say Lorenzen was murdered by her live-in boyfriend, 32-year-old Philip Walters, on December 30th at their home in Wyoming County. He allegedly tied rocks to Lorenzen’s body and threw her off the Falls Bridge.
A man walking near Bridge Street in Plymouth spotted the body in the Susquehanna River at around 2:30 Saturday afternoon.
Despite numerous massive searches of the river, her body could not be found, that is until a man walking near Bridge Street in Plymouth spotted the body in the Susquehanna River at around 2:30 this past Saturday afternoon.
Detectives say Lorenzen is from Oregon and she met Walters online before moving across the country to Wyoming County to live with him.
The District Attorney says this case has had an impact on the community.
“Despite living in Pennsylvania for a short time, Haley has left an indelible mark on our community. She shall not be forgotten. May she always live in our hearts and our memories. May God bless Haley and her family,” said Jeff Mitchell, Wyoming County District Attorney.
Eyewitness News was told Lorenzen’s family will return to Pennsylvania in the next few days.