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Body identified as missing Pa. woman

June 28, 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A body found Thursday night in an abandoned farm building in Greene Township, Pa., has been identified from dental records as that of Liane D. Burget, a Chambersburg woman reported missing in May, Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner said Saturday.

Conner said an autopsy performed Saturday at Lehigh Valley Medical Center in Allentown, Pa., revealed no signs of trauma or foul play. Burget's date of death is believed to have been on or about May 26, Conner said.

A determination of the cause and manner of Burget's death is pending further investigation by Conner's office and Pennsylvania State Police, he said.

Burget, 65, last was seen May 25 and was driving a 2002 Kia Rio, according to the Chambersburg Police Department, which initiated the investigation. The car was found Thursday about 9 p.m. by a farmer on an overgrown farm lane bordered by trees off the 5000 block of Philadelphia Avenue, Conner said.

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The farmer called state police and a trooper discovered the badly decomposed body in the farm building, Conner said. Where the car was found could not be seen from the road, he said.

The identification was made by Dr. William E. Black, a dentist and deputy coroner, Conner said.

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