The body of an Sherry Leighty from Altoona was found at a rural Warriors Mark Township farm. She has been missing for more than 13 years.
Search warrants issued last month for his property in Huntingdon County show police suspected he had buried her there. The complaint charging Leighty with criminal homicide said Leighty confessed on Friday and helped investigators find the woman’s remains on Saturday on land he owns in Warriors Mark Township, about 100 miles east of Pittsburgh.
livingonaprayer wrote:Oh man, I thought both in laws would be arrested, unless one is covering for the other.
Sherry J. Leighty
Sept. 30, 1976 – Sept. 1999
December 19, 2013
The Altoona Mirror
Sherry J. Leighty, 22, Altoona, died in September 1999.
She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Sheldon and Barbara (Weigand) Dumm.
Surviving are two daughters: Kieran and Rachel; a son, Travis; a sister, Shelly M. Nagle and husband, Donald III; two brothers: Richard and Shawn Dumm; two nieces: Darien Nagle and Sophia Dumm; and three nephews: James Leamer Jr. and Jadon and Cameron Nagle.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Marie Dumm; and an aunt, Bonnie Weaver.
Sherry was a 1995 graduate of Altoona Area High School and a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Altoona.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg, Pastor Jaime G. Olson officiating. Interment will be at Carson Valley Cemetery.
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