Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Police: Suspect Killed Man, Left His Body in Closet

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Police: Suspect Killed Man, Left His Body in Closet

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A Clairton man was arraigned Wednesday morning on charges that he killed a man and dumped his body in a McKeesport home, where officials found it decomposing Tuesday.

Shawn Thomas Jr., 24, faces charges of homicide, access device fraud and abuse of a corpse in the killing of Jerry Kunes, 46, of McKeesport.

Allegheny County police and McKeesport police, assisted by a K9 from the Westmoreland County Coroner's office, found the man's body in a closet on the first floor of a home in the 700 block of Jenny Lind Street. They had been searching for Mr. Kunes because he had been reported missing.

At some point during their investigation, detectives interviewed Mr. Thomas, who told them he was friends with Mr. Kunes and sold drugs to him. Mr. Thomas told police he got access to Mr. Kunes' bank account, ordered a bank card and used the card to withdraw money from a First Commonwealth Bank, according to an affidavit of probable cause. …

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