Suspicious Death Investigation in West Hazleton

WEST HAZLETON, Pa. — Officials are investigating a suspicious death in Luzerne County.

Police found a body in a home on East Green Street in West Hazleton around 5 p.m. Wednesday when they were called for a welfare check.

Authorities are not sure if the badly decomposed body is that of a man or woman.

Initially, police believed the death was due to natural causes, but during the investigation, they found reason to suspect the death was suspicious. Investigators are waiting on lab results and toxicology tests.

Pennsylvania State Police and the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office are also investigating.

Police are checking for any nearby cameras and talking to neighbors.

If anyone saw anything suspicious in the last two or three weeks, they’re asked to call police at 570-455-3733.

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