By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The handyman charged in the 2019 disappearance and death of a Whitehall woman appeared in court Monday for a plea.
CONTINUE READING: The death of a Whitehall woman has been officially ruled a homicide
Douglas Berry pleaded guilty to third-degree murder, burglary, theft and other charges in the death of Elizabeth Wiesenfeld.
In exchange for his request, the Allegheny County Attorney’s Office has agreed to a sentence of 17 to 40 years in prison.
CONTINUE READING: Human remains identified in rubbish bag, police say are those of Elizabeth Wiesenfeld, woman missing from Whitehall for a year
Wiesenfield went missing in April 2019. A year later, her remains were found in a garbage bag in Plum.
Berry worked as a craftsman from Weisenfeld. Police said they linked him to the case through her stolen ATM card.
Detectives also found a loaded gun at Berry’s home in Liberty Borough and Wiesenfeld’s cell phone on the South Side. Detectives believe Berry may have used the phone after she went missing, investigators said.
MORE NEWS: Handyman Douglas Berry charged with criminal murder in Elizabeth Wiesenfeld’s disappearance
The Allegheny County Police Department is leading the investigation.
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