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Death Investigation In Schuylkill County

WEST MAHANOY TOWNSHIP — A man was found dead inside his home in Schuylkill County early Monday morning. Police say his death is a suspected homicide.

West Mahanoy Township police and state police have been on the scene all day.

The Schuylkill County coroner confirms that a 50-year-old man was found dead inside a home on Wylam Street in West Mahanoy Township, near Frackville.

The coroner calls this a “possible” homicide investigation.

Another man was inside a police car all morning. He was eventually taken to the nearby Shenandoah police department.

Police have not yet released his name or the name of the dead man.

Neighbors say two men live inside the home and they’re upset to hear about the death.

“I just moved in to the neighborhood and I just think this is shocking that something like this could happen down the street,” said Tina Mackalavage.

Police have a search warrant and are began searching the home Monday afternoon.

The Schuylkill County coroner says an autopsy is planned for Tuesday.


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