Body of Missing Butler County Woman Found Near New Castle

| June 14, 2017

BUTLER CO., Pa. (EYT) – The burned body of a Butler County woman who has been missing since last week was found near New Castle.

(Video Courtesy of WPXI)

According to a published article on, a farmer discovered the body of Melissa “Missy” Barto along Old Pulaski Road on Monday evening.

State Police Lt. Eric Hermick told that it was a “horrific scene,” and the body had been burned.

Barto was reported missing on Thursday when she failed to show up to her daughter’s kindergarten graduation, according to Lt. Hermick.

Police say Ishemer Ramsey, Barto’s boyfriend, was charged with homicide on Sunday. When police pulled Ramsey over, they found significant damage to the interior of his vehicle and a bullet that had pierced the door panel.

A second suspect, James George, is in custody and expected to be charged with conspiracy and abuse of a corpse.

More arrests in this case are expected in the coming days, according to Lt. Hermick.

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