The human remains found by two fisherman just off a trail leading to French Creek in Meadville’s Fifth Ward on Wednesday have been identified as those of a 23 year-old Saegertown-area man.
The Crawford County Coroner’s office says the man was 23 year-old Daniel Proch, who was reported missing in May. Coroner Scott Schell will continue working on the cause of death. He said Thursday Proch may have died nearly four months ago, or as long ago as the middle of May.
Two men investigating a lean-to that had been constructed just off a creek trail near Lincoln Avenue in Meadville discovered Proch’s remains late Wednesday afternoon. Meadville City Police are continuing their investigation into Proch’s death.