It was a warm summer night that July 22 when Catherine Corkery attended a party along Academy Ave a road with many apartment buildings along it in Mt Lebanon to leave the party around 2:00 Am and at some point was attacked and murdered and dumped in the back yard.
It was a shock to Dormont community . A community which is still nicely maintained and friendly
having survived the decline of steel mills while many other nearby city neighborhoods next door like Beachview have greatly declined . As protective and guarding the people of Dormont are of their community no one heard anything go on that night which is hard to believe some one did not hear something or see something as dense packed as the area is even if it was in the dead of night .
In the 20 + years since this murder no one has come forward or suspect identified. but some have suggested a killer with similar tactics Glen Roger but there is no evidence to link him.
Most likely she was attacked by a transient who frequent the Light Rail line known as the T
Because Mt. Lebanon and Dormont are not community's you would regularly travel thru unless you live there since they put I-79 thru and US 19 no longer has the predominance it once did as a travel route unless your going to go shopping or visiting in area .