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Body of woman is found in Greene Township field

June 28, 2008

GREENVILLAGE, Pa. - The body of a woman was discovered Thursday night in a Greene Township field, and Pennsylvania State Police and the Franklin County Coroner's Office are investigating whether it is that of a Chambersburg, Pa., woman reported missing in May.

The body was discovered at about 9 p.m. in a farm field near the intersection of U.S. 11 and Pa. 997, police said. Also found nearby was a green 2002 Kia Rio that was last known to have been driven by Liane Burget, 65, of Chambersburg, police said.

The woman was unidentified and the cause of death was not known due to the condition of the body, police said.

Burget was reported missing to the Chambersburg Police Department on May 27. She was last seen May 25, according to borough police, who are assisting with the investigation.

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An autopsy on the body will be performed this morning at Lehigh Valley Medical Center in Allentown, Pa., Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner said. An effort will also be made to identify the body through dental records, he said.

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