UPDATE 10/26/17 – Pittsburg Action News is reporting that Thomas Teets took the police to the whereabouts of Leah Owens’ body.
Thomas N. Teets, 32, of Dawson, was arresting on charges of homicide, abuse of a corpse, robbery, aggravated assault, theft and tampering with evidence, according to Trooper Robert Broadwater, a spokesman for state police in Uniontown. Court records indicate Teets was seen driving Owens’ 2007 Ford Explorer with her inside the day she disappeared. Also, during the investigation witnesses stated they saw Teets with injuries on his hand and blood on him and his hand wrapped with a shirt. He also went to the hospital for treatment of his hand. Court documents also read, that Brandon Laffitte told authorities, “Teets told him he (expletive) up, he did some (expletive) and (Owens) is gone,” reports the TribLive.
Tests responded that he and Owens smoked crack cocaine Sept. 15, but denied harming Owens. He said he hurt his hand on some metal.
Court records state that Teets’ blood was found on the passengers’ side door of Owens’ SUV. Teen’s knife had Owens’ blood on it.
Leah’s car was found in Connersville.
Leah Marie Owens, 31, has been missing since Sept. 17, 2017 from Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania.
Police said they found Owens’ Ford Escape, which had also been missing, but aren’t saying where or how they found it. Bring Leah Owens Home Facebook page posted, “The State Police are completing forensics on the vehicle and following up on any leads regarding her whereabouts. At this time they cannot give us any location or possible area that can be looked into that does not interfere with the active investigation.”
Owens is 5 feet 7 inches tall and 135 pounds, with green eyes and black hair. Police said she was last seen wearing a peach-colored hooded sweatshirt and blue shorts.
The woman’s family is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to finding her.
Anyone who has information on her whereabouts is asked to call state police in Uniontown at 724-439-7111.