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Search for Pike teen leads to body

Leanna Walker

By Anya Tikka
May 17, 2016

MILFORD, PA — (update) On May 20, authorities identified the body as being that of Leanna Walker.
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Rescuers searching for Leanna Walker discovered human remains late on May 15. However, they have not yet positively identified the body found on the grounds of a facility known as the llama farm on Foster Hill Road in Milford Township. That’s according to Trooper Connie Devens from Dunmore State Police Barracks who spoke via phone on May 17.

She said Northeast Search and Rescue Unit were conducting a search for the missing 17-year-old girl in the place she’s last known to have been seen.

“They did a search with their canines, and found human remains,” Devens said.

She declined to comment on if they were the remains of Walker, and referred any calls to Pike County Coroner’s office, which has charge of them.

“I can’t make any comment until identification has been made,” she confirmed.

Devens said it could take several days for the identification to be completed.

Walker left with her boyfriend Sky McDonough on April 18 from her Sunrise Lakes, Milford home and has been missing ever since.

McDonough is in Pike County jail after being arrested on several unrelated charges including burglary.

Walker disappeared on April 18, and was last seen with McDonough, 24, who is now being held on $250,000 bail.

At one point early in the search, the Pocono Record reported that McDonough had agreed to take state police officers to the point where he and Walker had been staying in the woods. But he broke loose from police, while in handcuffs and shirtless.

McDonough was found the next day inside a barn at the llama farm and was arrested. Ray Tonkin, the Pike County district attorney is investigating.

Pike County Coroner Christopher Brighton will identify the body, and determine a cause of death.