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Body Discovery In Bear Creek Twp. Launches Homicide Probe

November 1, 2016 GMT

BEAR CREEK TWP. — State police launched a homicide investigation Monday night after hunters discovered a female’s body in the woods alongside an isolated road in Bear Creek Township.

Investigators are asking the public’s help in trying to identify the victim, who they say had dark colored, grayish hair.

Details about how police think the female was killed were not immediately released.

State police said two hunters found the body around 5:45 p.m. in the woods alongside White Haven Road, the road that starts at state Route 115 near the Bear Creek Lake dam and the Bear Creek Cafe.

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The body was found in a densely forested stretch about four miles from Route 115 and just before the access road to the Francis E. Walter Dam.

A press release from state police at Wyoming indicates the troop’s major case team was assigned to investigate.

The release indicates the death is being treated as a homicide, but no details are included about what might have caused the female’s death.

Anyone who might know the identify of the female is being asked to contact state police at 570-697-2000.

Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis said she could not immediately release details about the investigation.

Luzerne County Coroner Bill Lisman, who responded to the scene to remove the body, did not immediately respond to phone calls and a text message Monday night.

bkalinowski@citizensvoice.com

570-821-2055, @cvbobkal