Frank Webb

FRANK WEBB

Huntingdon Borough Police, along with the Huntingdon County District Attorney’s office, have released the name of the body that was found in the area of Portstown Park Sunday afternoon.

The body is that of 62-year-old Frank Webb, who was reported missing from his Huntingdon home on 13th Street in early November by a family relative, a few days after he told his landlord he was walking down the street Oct. 31 and never returned.

According to Huntingdon Borough Police Chief Jeff Buckley, teenagers initially discovered the body in a wooded area near Portstown Park, and police were called to the scene at approximately 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Huntingdon County District Attorney David Smith said an autopsy was performed Tuesday evening at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College.

“Preliminary results indicate that no foul play was involved in the death of (Mr. Webb),” said Smith, noting that an exact cause of death has yet to be determined.

“Final results are pending further testing and a toxicology report,” he said.

Huntingdon Borough Police Officer Andrew Young told The Daily News in late November they had been investigating Mr. Webb’s disappearance since it was reported.

Since Mr. Webb left on foot, Young said they searched nearby rural areas by foot and using a state police helicopter Nov. 10, including the area around where his body was found Sunday.

“It was the pilot and myself. We searched the Peace Chapel, Flagpole Hill, along the river, anywhere that was within walking distance of somewhere he could have gone,” he said. “That yielded nothing.”

Young also contacted Heaven Scent Search and Rescue bloodhounds, which led investigators to the general area of the cliffs with negative results.

Buckley added Mr. Webb’s body was the only one found in the area, and no other incidents from over the weekend are related to the body found at Portstown Park.

Mr. Webb’s aunt, Betty Noey, told The Daily News in late November he had lived in Huntingdon County for two years, having moved from California, where he had lived for 40 years. He also has ties to the Pittsburgh area, as Gibsonia is his hometown.

Kylie can be reached at khawn@huntingdondailynews.com.

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