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Still Searching For Victim?

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In Crawford County, the search has been ongoing for the body of 55-year-old Gerald VanDyke, a man state police say was murdered.  Late Friday, the focus was here on Brownhill Road.

It was Thursday when police charged 68-year-old Richard Houy with criminal homicide in VanDyke's death.

Houy admitted to investigators that he lured VanDyke, his daughter's boyfriend, to his home in Rockdale Township. He admitted hitting the man and claims the assault caused the man to fall and hit his head on machinery.

Houy told investigators he put VanDyke's body in French Creek, but he told his daughter a different story about how the alleged crime happened and how the body was disposed of.

That has authorities searching in multiple locations. Sources tell 12News that Crawford County Coroner, Scott Schell was called to one of the search sites Friday evening.  Schell has not confirmed that.

State police are not saying if they found the body, but they did tell WICU/WSEE that they plan to say more about the case on Monday.

VanDyke's truck, a silver Dodge Dakota with the Pennsylvania plate YKW--4528 is also missing.

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