Missing Bensalem woman found dead in park, family says

    Lindsey Piccone

    Lindsey Piccone

    The family of a missing Bensalem woman say the body authorities found in Tyler State Park Tuesday is Lindsey Piccone, 21, who was last seen Sept. 6.

    Police haven’t confirmed the identity of the clothed, skeletal remains a park employee found about 11 a.m. Tuesday as of yet, but a Facebook page dedicated to finding Piccone was changed late last night to “Remembering Lindsey Piccone.”

    “It has been confirmed that remains found in Tyler State Park in Newtown, PA are that of 21 year old Lindsey Piccone,” the post states. “Our hearts are heavy and prayers are with her family and friends at this difficult time.”

    Just hours after Piccone disappeared, her car was found in a parking lot in the 1,711-acre park. Authorities, including officers using K-9s and a helicopter, have searched the park several times already.

    Tyler State Park Manager Brian Flores told the Bucks County Courier Times late Tuesday that a park employee found the body while doing an annual high-grass mowing near the rear of the park in Northampton Township, about 75 yards off Dairy Hill Trail.

    Bensalem police referred questions to Pennsylvania State Police, who said only: “The investigation into the identity of the remains is ongoing.”

    Piccone, a recent college student who worked at a daycare, had left a note “that implied a permanent goodbye” when she disappeared, her cousin Heather Andrews said in a video asking for her safe return.

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