Man found shot to death, wrapped in tarp in Pennsylvania woods

PITTSBURGH — Police are investigating after a man was found dead in a wooded area near Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

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The Pittsburgh Police Department said that Jerry Garner’s body was found Wednesday morning in the woods near Pittsburgh’s Garfield neighborhood, according to WPXI. Gardner, 30, was reportedly wrapped in a tarp and was dumped in the area.

Garner’s death was ruled a homicide by the medical examiner on Thursday, the news outlet reported. The medical examiner said that Gardner was shot multiple times.

WPXI spoke with Gardner’s mother, Jeanne Gardner-Gusman, who is looking for answers on what happened to her son.

“I’m trying to stay strong, I’m trying to get through this,” Gardner-Gusman said to the news outlet shortly after arriving from Texas.

It is unclear to investigators when Gardner’s body was dumped, WPXI reported. A possible motive has not been released and no arrests have been made.

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