Body of missing New Castle man found, two arrested in connection with his death

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Amari Wise, 19, was reported missing by his family on June 5

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (WKBN) – The body of missing 19-year-old Amari Wise was found Monday evening.

The New Castle man’s body was found where the road and creek meet on Pennsylvania Avenue on the city’s south side, according to district attorney Joshua Lamancusa.

“It’s real now,” said Dorothy Weathersbe, Wise’s aunt.

Wise was reported missing by his family June 5.

Now two men have been arrested in connection with his death, police say.

Connor and Todd Henry
L to R: Connor and Todd Henry

Just hours before Wise’s body was found, 47-year-old Todd Henry turned himself in.

His 20-year-old son, Connor Henry, was arrested in Ocean City, Maryland Sunday night. He’s awaiting a hearing to bring him back to Pennsylvania.

Both are being charged in connection to Wise’s murder.

In a criminal complaint, police said Connor is accused of shooting Wise, then hiding the gun. Connor is facing charges of criminal homicide and tampering with evidence.

Todd is charged with criminal conspiracy to commit homicide after the fact, obstruction of justice and tampering with evidence.

Police searched a house in New Castle shortly after Connor’s arrest. Investigators said they found evidence there.

“There will never be closure,” Weathersbe said. “People don’t understand. When you lose a kid that you grow for 19 years and that kid is never going to walk through that door again, now this really became real.”

She said Wise was a new father, an aspiring rap artist and someone who always loved to be around different people.

“He was a very smart, very intelligent kid. He was funny, he liked to joke. He loved his family.”

Weathersbe said he was a dedicated family man and great friend.

“He’s the most kindest person. Everything he did was for his mom, his grandma and his 2-month-old baby.”

Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to show Wise’s body was found on Pennsylvania Avenue.

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