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Thursday, March 26, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Paul Kochu Found Drowned

Paul Kochu has been found drowned, roughly three months after the 22-year-old nurse vanished during a night out with his roommates that left him mysteriously injured. 

Pittsburgh police say they were contacted about a body floating in the Ohio River and that it was positively identified as the missing man through dental records.

An autopsy was performed but the results have not yet been publicly released, and the cause and manner of death are still unknown.

The family of Paul Kochu had conducted numerous searches for him in the Pittsburgh area and even offered a missing person reward for help in solving his case.

They've released the following statement:

"It is with heavy hearts and unspeakable sadness that we learned today of the death of our beloved son and brother, Paul. These are circumstances no family ever dream of coping with. Though we are left with many questions, what we know for sure is Paul was the light of our lives, and we will not be the same without him.

"Paul loved Pittsburgh. Having traveled here repeatedly over the past four months as we held out hope in the search for Paul, it is clear to us why the community was so dear to him, In addition to family and friends, countless strangers embraced us and offered their love and support in helping us during this difficult time. There are no adequate words to express the gratitude we feel towards the Pittsburgh community."


  1. Ken Gruno found drowned in Genesse County Pond, Michagan.


  2. Jordan Britten found dead in Marsh near South Padre Island


  3. I lost my brother 19 years ago in July 1996, drowned in Glendo reservoir, Wyoming. He was 19 at the time. It is the same story like so many others: low BAC .02, found in 5ft of water, dressed in t shirt and jeans and no shoes on, no signs of struggle, fluid in lungs (unsure of diatom or water sample tests), autopsy ruled undetermined and no further investigation. This may be quite a stretch since ive just been reading these posts for only the past few days but...

    I 90 runs through northern WY and hits Gillette. A 2 hour drive south on Rt 59 and you'll hit Glendo. I know this is pretty far from the bulk of activity and this event pre dates the 1997 drowning mentioned on this website. But going along with the theory of a killer or killers, i dont think they would immediately start off in populated areas. So where would one first try out or perfect their sadistic craft? A campground in the middle of nowhere looks pretty good. Less chance of witnesses, small police department, and minimal escape options.

  4. Anonymous ~ Sorry for the loss of your brother. I agree that in the beginning the person or persons responsible probably started out in remote areas. Did your brother attend college at the time he went missing? And was he last seen at or near a bar? GE