1.07.13 Homicide Investigation

7 January 2013 by Lt. Todd Umstead

At 10:55 a.m., January 7, 2013, Lancaster City Police officers were dispatched to an apartment building on the south side of the 200 blk. W. Walnut St. for a “Check on the Welfare” call. First responding officers located a deceased adult male inside one of the apartments. It appeared that the victim had been deceased for a period of time. Criminal investigators and a Lancaster County Deputy Coroner responded to the scene. Based on initial findings at the scene, this death appears suspicious and is being investigated as a homicide. Detectives are working to determine the identity of the deceased. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause and manner of death. Lancaster City Police investigators are conducting a canvass of the surrounding neighborhood and following up on leads. 

Anyone with information is urged to call Lancaster City Police at (717) 735-3300 or Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913. You can also click the Submit a Tip button on our website, www.lancasterpolice.com, or Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by texting LANCS plus your message to 847411. Tipsters may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.             


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