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Susquehanna woman sought for questioning

Amanda Rae Wayda


September 12, 2016

SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY, PA — On August 29, the Pennsylvania State Police obtained an arrest warrant for Amanda Rae Wayda, 20, from Shickshinny for aggravated assault and conspiracy. Anyone with information on Wayda’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police in Dunmore at 570/963-3651.

On Aug. 25 a deceased man, Joshua Rose, 21, suffered the effects of a possible overdose while at a residence in Scranton City. The male was transported by 2 males and a female from the residence toward Susquehanna County via State Route 81.

Interviews have revealed that victim was strangled with jumper cables while inside the vehicle as it travelled north on State Route 81. The victim was placed in a wooded area off Glenwood Rd in the Hop Bottom area of Susquehanna County where his remains were discovered by Pennsylvania State Police the next day.

The two males involved Preston Layfield, 19, and Tyler Mirabelli, 22, have been interviewed and are being charged with aggravated assault at this time pending an autopsy.