I remember that winter in 1979 in SW PA as a young man who was out trying to get his business going and working as a guard all over the place and worried about what was going on as you can see from one of the many reports at the time .
It was on December 29, 1979, the body of 49-year-old Peter Levato was found near the Loyalhanna Dam and reservoir near Saltsburg, PA. Convicted Killer s John Travaglia and Steven Lesko forced Peter Levato to drive them out of Pittsburgh. When the got to Loyalhanna they then bound his hands and feet, hit him in the head, and pushed him over a bridge into the lake . Travaglia shot him once in the chest and twice in the head after discovering Peter was still alive.
|Stretch of road where Officer Miller was killed|
|Store Lesko and Travaglio planned to rob|
|Memorial to officer Miller|
There's a new book on the murders by a former Apollo cop the you tube trailer for it is below
Of course these where not the only spree killers around this area there have been several including Stanly Hoss who just had a book released on his life called " Born to lose "
Also believe it or not Serial Killer Jeffery Daumier spent part of his young life right here in Penn Hills his father a scientist worked for PPG Industries .