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Trial delayed in Ferguson Township body dump case

District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller and Ferguson Township police Chief Diane Conrad make a public appeal for information about Corinne Pena, whose body was along Plainfield Drive in Ferguson Township in February. The trial for Robert Moir, who’s accused of dumping her body, has been delayed.
District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller and Ferguson Township police Chief Diane Conrad make a public appeal for information about Corinne Pena, whose body was along Plainfield Drive in Ferguson Township in February. The trial for Robert Moir, who’s accused of dumping her body, has been delayed. Centre Daily Times, file

The man accused of dumping a woman’s body on the side of a Ferguson Township road will not go to trial this month.

Robert Moir’s case was slated for the June term for trial in Centre County but court documents say that will not happen.

Moir, 59, of Patton Township, is charged with abuse of a corpse. Police say he dumped the body of Corinne Pena, a 35-year-old woman from the Philadelphia area, along Plainfield Road on Valentine’s Day.

Centre County Coroner Scott Sayers confirmed Friday that toxicology reports returned for Pena reinforced the original opinion that she died of a drug overdose.

Attorney Ronald McGlaughlin represents Moir. He filed a motion for trial postponement in the case last month.

According to the court document, the request was made because Moir is “currently in a (mental health)/behavioral facility in Tennessee.”

District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller did not oppose the request.

Judge Pamela A. Ruest granted the request, pushing the case to August.

Police say that Pena was at Moir’s home when it appeared she overdosed. He allegedly wrapped her body in a sheet, loaded her into his Mercedes and left her by the road, where she was found about 3:20 a.m.

Lori Falce: 814-235-3910, @LoriFalce

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