Cops: Penn State professor lured to quarry, pushed to death

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 19, 2016 5:54 PM

Photo by AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

(State College) _ Police say the body of a missing Penn State professor has been found in a quarry, and another man is charged with luring him there and pushing him to his death.

56-year-old Ronald Bettig, an associate professor of media studies, was last seen on August 13.

Pennsylvania State Police say 39-year-old George Ishler Jr., of Pennsylvania Furnace, has been charged.

They say he drove the professor to the quarry ``under a ruse'' and pushed him off the ledge.

No motive has been given and it wasn't clear what their relationship was.

Ishler faces charges including first- and third-degree murder. No attorney information is listed online.

Bettig joined the College of Communications in 1988. He taught courses on the political economy of communications.

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