What Happened to Paul Kochu

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Raised by 100 people in 36 months
Thank you for your interest in our campaign. Paul Raymond Kochu was born May 29, 1992, raised in South Coventry Township, Chester County PA, graduated from Duquesne University School of Nursing, Pittsburgh PA in May 2014, was employed  at Allegheny General Hospital as a medical intensive care nurse, and mysteriously went missing from the South Side of Pittsburgh,PA in December 2014 and was found lifeless in the Ohio River in Wheeling, WV in March 2015. Our family has come to a point where we feel there  are too many unsnswered questions as to what exactly happened to him. We have had an attorney working tirelessly for us since January, 2015. Our requests, through their office, for information about the investigation or answers to our concerns from the authorities in Pittsburgh have been denied. We are now enlisting the services of a local forensic pathologist to independently review the autopsy, and a laboratory that will test blood and fiber samples from the clothes that were returned to us. In adddition we have been consulting with a private detective who has experience in cases and circumstances similar to Paul's.  It has been 20 months since we last spoke to or spent time with Paul. Your contribution will not bring him back to this world. It may, however, help bring into focus the events preceeding his disappearance and untimely death. The questions left unanswered are unbearable. We hope that with your help we will be able to understand what happened to Paul.
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Hello all,

This week marks 2 years since Paul's disappearance. As I was standing outside turning off the Christmas lights last night, I heard two owls talking to each other..."Who" they said. Well, that is exactly what we are trying to find out. Who can tell us anything about what happened that mid-December night after the football game.

Our private investigator has been in touch with authorities in Pittsburgh and West Virginia. He is hopeful that there will be some new information that will help us.

The forensics lab confirmed that the sample on the clothing we sent them does belong to Paul.

As always, we thank you for your support, prayers and best wishes. Here's hoping we all have a happy and blessed holiday season with no despair or heartache.

Jack.Ellen,Jessica & George
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Thank you to everyone who has helped us so far. No real updates to report. Still waiting for lab and pathologist findings. We have, however, been in touch with a highly recommended and regarded private investigator. Looking forward to meeting with him soon, perhaps as early as next week. We are thinking that going in a different direction may bring results.
God Bless You All,
Jack,Ellen,Jess & George
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Thanks to the generosity of family and friends we are now able to send our package to the lab for DNA and forensic analysis. The private investigator and forensic pathologist are awaiting the results of these tests and also for information we expect to be released from the authorities in West Virginia where Paul was found. This, however,is not the end of our efforts. We are still anticipating attorney fees for their efforts to obtain information from the authorities in Pittsburgh which, so far, has not been easy.

Please stay with us and share our updates. We made a promise to Paul that we would not stop until all doors are closed. There is much that has been kept in the dark. With help from friends and family we will bring it all into the light.

Jack,Ellen,Jessica and George

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Dear Friends,
We've passed the halfway mark...Thank You!
We would like to update you all on the progress we have made thus far with your selfless contributions.Ellen's extensive and tireless research along with assistance from our outside sources has uncovered a very interesting book. It is entitled " Investigating The Case Of The Drowning Men-The Smiley Face Serial Murders-Expanded 2016 Edition". To our shock, Paul's profile is included in this book. We have asserted all along that Paul's demise did not come at his own will. We do not have proof, of course, but we are now aware of eerily similar disappearances and drownings of young men of Paul's age and demographic. Although we are not true believers of the Smiley Face theory we and our associates are keeping an open mind.
Thanks again.
Jack, Ellen,Jessica & George
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Michelle Yale Hummel
31 months ago
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Now another young man is missing in Pittsburgh I am wondering if they are somehow linked? I can't even imagine the heartbreak your family and this other young man's is enduring. Prayers for your family!

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Barb Fulmer
29 months ago

I wish I could afford to donate. May you get the answers you need and don't give up. Something about this death doesn't appear right. I pray you get answers you need. God bless.

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Connie VanValkenburg
32 months ago

Love to you guys Jack. I hope you get answers soon.

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Rhonda Maxwell
32 months ago

I think of Paul everyday and pray your family gets some answers. I did not know Paul. However, my son graduated the same year and I truly felt your loss.

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May God bless you

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Keep searching for answers! From Dakota James' family.

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Hoping you find some answers.

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May you find answers to this terrible tragedy.

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Michelle Yale Hummel
31 months ago
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Now another young man is missing in Pittsburgh I am wondering if they are somehow linked? I can't even imagine the heartbreak your family and this other young man's is enduring. Prayers for your family!

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Barb Fulmer
29 months ago

I wish I could afford to donate. May you get the answers you need and don't give up. Something about this death doesn't appear right. I pray you get answers you need. God bless.

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Connie VanValkenburg
32 months ago

Love to you guys Jack. I hope you get answers soon.

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Rhonda Maxwell
32 months ago

I think of Paul everyday and pray your family gets some answers. I did not know Paul. However, my son graduated the same year and I truly felt your loss.

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