Michael Copley Arrested After 2 Year Investigation

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After a 2 year-plus investigation, the Blair County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday the arrest of Michael Copley.

This is in connection to his wife Catherine’s missing body, that was found dead six months later, in June 2016.

District Attorney’s say more than investigators were used on this two year case, from lab workers, to phone industry workers to forensics.

It’s the fact that Catherine Copley’s body was missing from December 2015 to June 2016 that county DA’s say made this investigation longer and more complex, the prosecutor says DNA from Michael Copley that was discovered at the crime scene was significant in making the arrest, plus they were able to use location history from a Facebook app on his phone to place Michael Copley at the scene.

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