OHIO TOWNSHIP, PA - The Allegheny County Pennsylvania Police Department released a press statement about the death of an area man, Drew Camoosa from Little Egg Harbor.

Camoosa was a Southern Regional School District for a number of years who has been on medical leave.  

On December 31, 2018 at approximately 10:35 a.m., the Ohio Township (PA) Police and paramedics were dispatched to the Emsworth Lock and Dam on the Ohio River in response to a 9-1-1 call about a body in the river.

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There they found the body of a man floating face down in the river. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives from the Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene. The man has been identified as Drew Camoosa, 48 from Little Egg Harbor, NJ. 

Southern Regional School District Superintendent Craig Henry released the following statement:

"Drew Camoosa, a middle school special education teacher, has been on medical leave since January, 2018. The Southern Family is deeply saddened by Drew’s passing.  Our focus is now on supporting his wife and children during this most difficult of times. The Southern Family extends appreciation for everyone’s respect for Drew’s family’s privacy.  Respectfully, Craig Henry."

The area police have asked citizens with information concerning this incident is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tipline at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477); callers can remain anonymous.