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Earl Woodyard

Earl Woodyard Jr.

BALDWIN, Pa. (AP) – An autopsy was set on the body of a retired Pittsburgh deputy police chief who was found dead in his suburban home.

The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office and county police were investigating after 68-year-old Earl Woodyard Jr. was found dead Monday morning at his home in Baldwin, just south of the city.

County spokeswoman Amie Downs says county police Superintendent Charles Moffatt does not consider the death suspicious, even though an autopsy had been scheduled for Tuesday.

Woodyard spent more than 30 years with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and was deputy under former Chief Dominic Costa, and acting chief shortly before retiring in 2006. Before that, he worked his way up the ranks from patrolman, to detective and assistant chief.

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