Lauer, 38, of Punxsutawney was last seen about 7:30 a.m. at a campsite along Johnetta Road. That witness told investigators that he, Lauer and others were drinking through the night. Lauer decided to go into the water the next morning.
Several agencies searched nearby parts of the river in over the last week.
An autopsy will be conducted. The incident is still under investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police, Kittanning and the Armstrong Co. Coroner’s Office.