Second suspect arrested for disposing of body in Ohio River


A second suspect has been arrested in the death of a Pittsburgh man whose body was found in the Ohio River in West Virginia.

Raymond Lamont Schifino, 28, was charged Tuesday with arson, theft, abuse of a corpse and other offenses in Andre Gray’s death.

Officials said that Gray died from a gunshot wound. His body was found in March, after being missing since October.

Police said that Schifino confessed to helping his friend, Hubert Wingate, dispose of Gray’s body.

According to information obtained by WTAE, Schifino told police that Wingate first told Schifino to kill Gray’s dog, then to “mix the dog’s blood with the victim’s blood that spilled on the carpet” in an attempt to throw off the police.

Police said that the two men placed Gray’s body in a garbage can in order to transport it to the Arnold/New Kensington area, where they disposed of him in the river.

Wingate is charged with homicide, theft and abuse of a corpse.

Police say he tipped them off to his involvement by logging into the PlayStation network using Gray’s account and his own email address.

(The Associated Press Contributed to this aritcle)

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