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Homicide being probed in Schuylkill

Published April 06. 2012 05:01PM

State police at Frackville are investigating a homicide that occurred in the Schuylkill County community of Mahanoy City.

Troopers said a 48-year-old white male was found dead at 408 W. Center St. Troopers said the victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was found Thursday evening. He was pronounced dead at 8:45 p.m., troopers said. They said he died sometime between March 31 and yesterday.

Reportedly borough police officers found the body about 8 p.m.

Troopers did not release any details except to state the probe is being conducted by the Troop L Major Case Team, assisted by Mahanoy City borough police, the Schuylkill County District Attorney's office, and the county coroner.

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