Update: Husband Reported His Wife Missing Before Her Body was Found
Body of Gail Dews, 56, was recovered at the base of a gorge in Shohola Falls Monday morning. Authorities said her death is 'suspicious'.
Authorities are investigating what they are calling the “suspicious” death of a Wayne resident whose body was found at the base of a gorge in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania State Police discovered the body of Gail Dews, 56, shortly after 9 a.m. at the base of the 92-foot gorge in Shohola Falls, a press release issued by the department Monday stated.
“It is a suspicious death investigation, and until we can piece together more information, we are treating the investigation as such,” Trooper Connie Devens, public information officer with the Pennsylvania State Police, said Monday.
Dews' husband notified police that his wife was missing, Devens told poconorecord.com.
Devens said no one has been charged in relation to the incident.
Shohola Falls is located in Pike County about 90 minutes away from Wayne.
A phone number for Dews’ residence was not listed. A woman who answered the phone at a relative's home in Totowa declined to comment.
Devens said authorities are conducting several interviews of people from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including family members, as part of the investigation.
Devens did not say how the body was discovered, who discovered it, and do not know when Dews died.
Members of the National Park Service’s High Angle Rescue and the Pike County High Angle Rescue teams helped recover the body.
Michael Donovan, captain of the Pike rescue team, told poconorecord.com recovering the body was “very difficult” because the walls of the gorge are shaded.
Anyone who may have information relevant to the investigation should contact the Pennsylvania State Police in Blooming Grove at 570-226-5718.