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Search continues for Gerald VanDyke

Submitted Fri, 09/27/2013 - 6:26am by Andy Alm

ROCKLAND TWP. – Police say they have a confession from accused killer Richard Houy.  The 68-year-old allegedly indicated to police during a Wednesday interview that he lured LeBoeuf Township man Gerald VanDyke to his home on Teepleville Road in the Cambridge Springs area where the two men began fighting about a relationship VanDyke had with Houy’s daughter, Tina Skelton. 

According to a police affidavit, Houy punched Van Dyke in the face, causing him to fall and fatally strike his head on a piece of machinery. 

Houy allegedly disposed of the body somewhere in French Creek but efforts to find the remains have so far proven unsuccessful.  Multiple agencies including the Crawford County Scuba Team are expected to continue search efforts today.

Meanwhile Houy remains in the Crawford County Jail.  Court records indicate he will face a preliminary hearing October 10th.

Judge Amy Nichols denied bail during an early Thursday morning arraignment on charges including criminal homicide, criminal use of a communication facility, tampering with evidence and false reports.