Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Plymouth Township man found dead in Susquehanna County

Authorities are investigating the death of an 88-year-old man who was killed in his Plymouth Township home and whose body was found wrapped in a tarp 140 miles away in Susquehanna County, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office said Wednesday.

The victim was identified as Jack St. Onge.

The district attorney's office, Pennsylvania State Police and Plymouth Township Police have determined that the homicide occurred at St. Onge's home, 3010 Arch Road, Plymouth Township.

He was found in a wooded area in rural Susquehanna County on Friday morning by workers clearing brush, said Susquehanna County District Attorney Jason Legg.

An autopsy performed Tuesday by that county's coroner concluded that the manner of death was a homicide. No other details were immediately available Wednesday about the death or how his body ended up so far from home.

"My understanding is [the victim's body] had been there for some time." Legg said.

The Susquehanna County District Attorney's Office is not a part of the investigation at this time.

"The victim had no connection in my county at all that we can tell," Legg said.

- Carolyn Davis

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