Man Charged with Murdering Teenager

A 29-year-old Kittanning man has been charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of a Jefferson County teenager.

Shawn Ryan Carr is accused of injecting 19-year-old Devan Knapp with a syringe of heroin. Police say Knapp had trouble breathing, so Carr and another person took her clothes off and put her in a cold shower. She was then moved to a couch, where she appeared to stop breathing. Carr then carried Knapp to her car and drove off. When he got to Summerville Drive in Clarion County, he allegedly put Knapp in the driver’s seat and put a syringe in her lap to make it look as if she overdosed there.

Knapp disappeared on January 11, and her body was found four days later.

Carr is also charged with drug delivery resulting in death and abuse of a corpse and 11 other counts.

Pictured, Devan Knapp

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