Woman’s body found in river near Franklin

From staff reports

The body of a missing Oil City woman was recovered from the Allegheny River Wednesday evening near Franklin.

Franklin state police said the body of Theresa Bills, 62, was found in the river by the trailhead off Route 322 across from Bredinsburg Road at about 7 p.m.

Bills had been missing since March 20 when she disappeared from a residence in the 300 block of Eagle Rock Road in President Township, police said.

Venango County coroner Christina Rugh said Bills’ death was caused by drowning, but she hasn’t determined a manner of death.

Rugh said an autopsy was completed Thursday.

Both Rugh and police said there is no suspicion of foul play.

Police said their investigation is continuing.