Beaver County Coroner confirms identity of body found in Aliquippa as missing woman

Story by Sandy Giordano – Beaver County Radio. Published April 23, 2024 8:47 A.M.

(Aliquippa, Pa) Beaver County Coroner David J. Gabauer confirmed Tuesday morning that the remains of a body found at 100 Fifth Avenue, an abandoned building, were those of Rikiah Mahrquis Griffie. She was 24 at the time she went missing on October 11, 2022 from Towne Tower Apartments just a block away from where her remains were found. Aliquippa Police received a tip that there was a body at the site at 11:49am last Thursday. Aliquippa Police requested that the state police take over the  investigation. State Police confirmed this morning that the investigation into Rikiah  Griffie’s death is ongoing, and as soon as the investigation is complete, a report will be issued.

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