Death Investigation in Susquehanna County

UPDATE: State police say Hubal’s pickup was found Monday morning, but no one was in it. If you know anything, call state police in Susquehanna County.

THOMPSON TOWNSHIP -- State police, the district attorney, and the coroner are investigating a man's death in Susquehanna County.

Police tape surrounded a home on Potter Hill Road in Thompson Township Sunday afternoon.

State police confirmed Robert W. Hubal, 49, was found dead in the home around 11 a.m., and the death is considered suspicious.

"Troopers were called to a residence in Thompson Township in Susquehanna County this morning for a report of a male who was discovered deceased there," said Trooper Mark Keyes, Pennsylvania State Police. "At this point, we are considering this a suspicious death. It is being investigated like a homicide. In this case, that is normal for us to do."

Newswatch 16 spoke with a neighbor who knows the Hubal family well. He did not want to be identified but says the death comes as a shock to the small community.

"About 11:30 this morning I started getting texts and stuff. I'm pretty much at a loss for words. It's really unfortunate. Really good friend of the family and such. It's such a small town. It's mind boggling," he said.

According to state police, Hubal's truck, a 2003 charcoal gray Dodge 2500 diesel pickup was missing from the scene. The license plate is FM4109A.

According to state police, Robert Hubal's truck, a 2003 charcoal gray Dodge 2500 diesel pickup--similar to this one--is missing. The license plate is FM4109A.

Troopers said the truck was spotted Sunday afternoon on Leslie Drive in Scranton with a man and woman inside. Investigators have not said who they are or what their connection is to the suspicious death.

"We would like to community to be cautious. We're still working on trying to develop a suspect for this incident. Obviously, if you come in contact with the Dodge pickup that we are searching for, don't approach it. Use caution," Keyes added.

An autopsy has been scheduled to find the cause of death.

Anyone with information or who sees the missing vehicle is asked to call 911 or state police at Gibson at 570-465-3154.

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