Woman Finds Murder Victim’s Body in Backyard


A western Pennsylvania woman reportedly discovered the body of a murder victim in the backyard of her suburban Pittsburgh home when she was letting her dog outside. Police say the man must have ran from the scene of a gunfire that broke out in Dormont.

A western Pennsylvania woman was reportedly letting out her dog on Thursday morning when she found a fatally shot body in the backyard of her Pittsburg home.


Homicide detectives at Allegheny County have identified the body to be 35-year-old Chaz Robinson, who was fatally shot in a “gunfire” that broke out in Dormont on Wednesday night. Police were called to the area of the gunfire at around 8pm on Wednesday.

Neighbours told Pittsburgh Action News 4 that they heard gunshots around that time: “About 8 o’clock, I heard fireworks, and I looked out the window and I didn’t see nothing. I just heard fireworks,” neighbor Richard Maier said.

“It is believed the victim found today was part of that incident and ran from that scene to the backyard to hide,” county homicide detectives said.


Lt. Andrew Schurman says they found ballistic evidence at the scene, but found no bodies in the area. It is believed that Robinson was wounded during the gunfire, and ran away from the scene closer to the woman’s home in an attempt to hide, where his body was found on Thursday morning.

According to the Allegheny County detectives, Robinson was shot at least twice.

“This is a nice neighborhood,” Maier said. “Until this got to it.”

The investigation is still ongoing, in order to find out the details of the incident. Police ask of anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious on Wednesday night to call county police at 412-473-1300. Investigators also ask to see videos from anyone with home video surveillance in view of the area.

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