Bunnie Lee Missing Pittsburgh Man Found in Car Pulled Allegheny River

Car Pulled from Allegheny River Believed to Belong to Missing Man, Bunnie Lee

Who was Bunnie Lee?

Bunnie Lee, 78, was last seen in November 2013. Dive crews, conducting training exercises, discovered a car in the Allegheny River on Sunday, June 30, 2024. The license plate on the vehicle matched that of Bunnie Lee’s 2004 Mazda. Lee, who suffered from dementia, went missing over a decade ago from East Liberty.

What has the Medical Examiner said?

At this point, the Medical Examiner has not released the identification of the person inside the car. However, it is believed to be Bunnie Lee.

Incident Details

Darrick Gerano, director of the Murrysville Medic One dive team, and Allegheny County police reported that seven divers were training around the 100 block of Butler Street in Springdale. They discovered the submerged sedan just before noon. The river’s depth at the location was about nine feet with two feet of underwater visibility.

A viewer shared a photo of the dive team assessing the vehicle after it was pulled ashore. Once ashore, the team believed human remains were inside. County police confirmed remains were found in the vehicle and have been taken to the county medical examiner’s office for identification.

Missing Bunnie Lee Found

According to posters circulating online, Bunnie Lee was last seen on the evening of November 13, 2013, in the Homewood section of Pittsburgh. He appeared confused and disoriented, suffering from dementia. His vehicle, a 2004 grey Mazda 6 series sedan with PA Plate #DHA-6337, was also missing. He is believed to be the person found in the vehicle discovered on Sunday, June 30, 2024.

Bunnie Lee Quick Facts

Last Seen November 13, 2013
Age (last seen) 78
Hair Grey, bald on top and hair on sides
Eyes Brown
Height 5’7″
Weight 200 – 205 lbs
Condition Suffered from Dementia

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