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Kayaker Found Dead In Central PA Creek: Officials Kayaker Found Dead In Central PA Creek: Officials
Kayaker Found Dead In Central PA Creek: Officials A 44-year-old kayaker was found dead in Swatara Creek, the Dauphin County Coroner's Office confirmed Friday morning.  The Lancaster man was kayaking with friends when "he appears to have had a medical event," on Thursday, June 13, according to the coroner's release.  A life jacket was reportedly on the boat but was not on the man when he was found shortly after 9 p.m., officials explained.  "The Coroner’s Office is now working to ensure that all family members are notified before releasing his name," Dauphin County Press Secretary Diane McNaughton said. The man's autopsy is…
Pregnant Teen Killed In PA Shooting: Police (UPDATE) Pregnant Teen Killed In PA Shooting: Police (UPDATE)
Tyemeshia Miller, 19, Mom To Be, Shot Dead In Harrisburg A pregnant teenager is dead following what was initially reported as a "shots fired" incident, police in Harrisburg explained Monday night. Tyemeshia Miller, 19, of Harrisburg was found shot in the back in the area of North 4th and Woodbine streets around 5:45 p.m. on May 13, according to the Bureau's release and the Dauphin County Coroner's Office. Arriving officers found Miller suffering from the gunshot wound. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she died from her injuries, the police said.  The shot entered her left side and exited her right but police noted that multiple shot…
Dirt Biking Dad Killed In Central Pennsylvania Crash: Officials Dirt Biking Dad Killed In Central Pennsylvania Crash: Officials
Dirt Bike Crash Kills Cristian Brito-Bruno, 29 Of Highspire A 29-year-old husband and father of an infant died at the scene of a dirt bike crash in Central Pennsylvania on Sunday, officials told Daily Voice on Monday, April 22.  Cristian Brito-Bruno of Highspire was ejected from his dirt bike after striking a car at the intersection on Essex Street between Main and Monroe streets, the Dauphin County Coroner’s Office explained. Brito-Bruno had been going east on Poplar Alley when he collided with the car heading north on Essex Street, according to Swatara Township police. Along with the police and later the coroner, the Swatara Fire-Rescue…
Schuylkill County Man, 33, Dies Under Bridge In Harrisburg: Officials Schuylkill County Man, 33, Dies Under Bridge In Harrisburg: Officials
Collin Weller, 33 Of Orwigsburg, Found Dead In Harrisburg A 33-year-old man who was a beloved big brother was found dead under a bridge in Harrisburg, county officials announced on Friday, March 1. Collin Weller was an Orwigsburg native who previously lived in Kutztown and Pottsville, according to his social media. He had been experiencing homelessness and ended up in Harrisburg at some point over the last five years. He was found dead beneath the underpass at Paxton and Cameron streets in the city on Tuesday, Feb. 27, according to the Dauphin County Coroner's Office. His cause of death "was complications of hypothermia," as stated in the release.…
Steelton Victim ID'd, Homicide Suspect Arrested By US Marshals In Harrisburg: Officials Steelton Victim ID'd, Homicide Suspect Arrested By US Marshals In Harrisburg: Officials
Tyron Stewart Charged With Willie Elbert Ford's Homicide The victim of a deadly shooting has been identified and his alleged killer has been arrested, officials told Daily Voice Monday morning.  Willie Elbert Ford, 38 of Steelton, died at a local hospital after being found by officers suffering multiple gunshot wounds around 2 a.m. on Feb. 22, officials detailed on Feb. 26.  Ford's cause of death was gunshot wounds to the body and the manner was homicide, according to the Dauphin County Coroner's Office.  The police were initially called to a report of shots fired in the 1500 block of Vernon Street, near Vernon Stre…
Details About Maryland Kayaker Found Dead In Susquehanna River Revealed Details About Maryland Kayaker Found Dead In Susquehanna River Revealed
Details About Brent King's Death Revealed The details about the death and life of a kayaker found in the Susquehanna River nearly two days after he went missing have been released. Brenton King's kayak was recovered by firefighters in the Susquehanna River, south of City Island, around 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, Harrisburg police said, as Daily Voice initially reported.   His wife's best friend, Tracy Burkey, detailed the situation in a GoFundMe she launched to help Brent's family: "On the morning of Friday February 16th Brent went out to do what he loves, fish. He had all the proper gear and equipment. He texted his w…
HS Student ID'd After Fatal Shooting In Harrisburg: Coroner HS Student ID'd After Fatal Shooting In Harrisburg: Coroner
Torray "Umpie" Eden Shot Dead In Harrisburg A Harrisburg High School student has been identified by his family and the coroner as the juvenile shot dead on Friday. Torray "Umpie" Eden previous of East Pennsboro, Enola, was shot in the 1800 block of Market Street at 10:15 p.m., on Feb. 9 according to the Harrisburg Police and the Dauphin County Coroner's Office. Arriving officers found Umpie suffering from a single gunshot wound and took him to the local hospital, according to the police.  Umpie had suffered a gunshot to the chest and died at 11:11 p.m. at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dauphin County Officials told Daily Voice M…
Grandma Attempted To Save 7-Year-Old Girl, Dad From Lebanon/Dauphin County Line 3X Fatal Fire Grandma Attempted To Save 7-Year-Old Girl, Dad From Lebanon/Dauphin County Line 3X Fatal Fire
Grandma Attempted To Save 7-Year-Old Girl, Dad From Lebanon/Dauphin County Line 3X Fatal Fire Details are coming out about a tragic fire at the Lebanon/Dauphin county line that left a grandma, great-grandfather, and 7-year-old great-granddaughter dead and three more relatives in the hospital. The three victims of the fire are as follows according to the Dauphin County coroner's office: Paul "Pappy Gar" Garman, 87, North Londonderry Twp., Lebanon County resident. Cynthia "Cindy" Weatherholtz, 60, Swatara Twp., Dauphin County resident. Kristi Dougherty, 7, Swatara Twp., Dauphin County resident. The call to the fire at 16 Patton Road, Annville, North Londonde…
York Man Struck Dead In Harrisburg Allegedly Hit By Convict: Court Docs York Man Struck Dead In Harrisburg Allegedly Hit By Convict: Court Docs
Dylan Haines Charged In Connection With Jose Borrero's Death A Middletown man has been charged for fatally striking a York City resident at a Harrisburg intersection, court records obtained by Daily Voice detail.  Jose Borrero, 34, died at Penn State Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill on Friday, Dec. 9. He was identified by the Dauphin County Coroner's office.  On January 8, Dylan Matthew Haines, 31, was charged in connection with the fatal strike at South Cameron and Paxton streets just before 8:15 p.m. on Dec. 6, according to the police.  Borrero "had entered into the roadway, attempting to assist with a broken down vehicle…
York Man Killed In Harrisburg Hit-Run ID'd: Officials York Man Killed In Harrisburg Hit-Run ID'd: Officials
York Man Killed In Harrisburg Hit-Run ID'd: Officials A York man has been identified days after a deadly crash.  Jose Borrero, 34, of York City, died at Penn State Holy Spirit Hospital on Friday, Dec. 9. He was identified by the Dauphin County Coroner's office.  Borrero's autopsy is scheduled at Harrisburg Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 12, according to a statement from the coroner's office shared by the Dauphin County Communication's Director Jennifer Fitch. He was initially found in critical condition following a hit and run on Wednesday night, city police announced the following morning.  Harrisburg police were called to a repo…
Toddler's Killer Captured By US Marshals In Philadelphia: Cops Toddler's Killer Captured By US Marshals In Philadelphia: Cops
Toddler's Killer Captured By US Marshals In Philadelphia: Cops A man accused of killing a 2-year-old Berks County boy was arrested by US Marshals in Philadelphia early on Thursday, July 6, according to authorities.  Charles A. Acosta, 25, was taken into custody in Tacony, Marshals said.  Acosta was caring for the 2-year-old victim, the boy's younger brother, and his own daughter while his partner and her daughter went out to pick up laundry on the evening of May 4, the Berks County District Attorney's Office said. Acosta called his girlfriend and told her to return to their Bern Township home after the child became "swollen and lethargic" an…
Children Find Human Remains In Harrisburg Park Children Find Human Remains In Harrisburg Park
Children Find Human Remains In Harrisburg Park Children fishing and playing in a Harrisburg area park found human remains, police announced on Friday, June 23, 2023. The children found the bones "in a heavily wooded section of Reservoir Park," on Thursday, June 21, 2023, according to the Highspire Borough Police Department.  Citizen's Fire Company #1 of Highspire came to the scene to help clear the brush and provided lighting so that Highspire Police and the Dauphin County Forensic Team could process the scene. The Dauphin County Coroner's Office was called and confirmed the bones were human remains.  "No identification has …
Motorcyclist Goes Airborne 3x In Deadly Crash On I-83, PA State Police Motorcyclist Goes Airborne 3x In Deadly Crash On I-83, PA State Police
Motorcyclist Goes Airborne 3x In Deadly Crash On I-83, PA State Police A 22-year-old man has died following motorcycle crash on Interstate 83 on Monday, May 1, Pennsylvania State Police announced late that evening. Gabriel "Gabe" O. Frederick, of Lancaster, was speeding on a 2008 Kawaski ZX1400 Motorcycle just before 10 a.m. when he went off the shoulder of I-83 in Lower Paxton at the exit 51A ramp, according to the state police.  His exact speed was not released but police did detail what they say happened in the crash— which started when he skid across the grass "and became airborne approximately three times before coming to an uncontrolled rest on the…
US Navy Vet. ID'd As Human Remains Found In Harrisburg: Authorities US Navy Vet. ID'd As Human Remains Found In Harrisburg: Authorities
US Navy Vet. ID'd As Human Remains Found In Harrisburg: Authorities Human remains found near a Harrisburg area US Post Office have been identified, authorities told Daily Voice on Friday, April 14, 2023.  Donald " Freddy" Harris, 58, of Harrisburg had been missing since July 16, 2022, and his remains were found on the afternoon of Sunday, March 19, 2023, Dauphin County Deputy Chief of Staff Stephen Libhart told Daily Voice. His remains were found in the 1300 block of Crooked Hill Road near the US Postal Service shipping and sorting hub close to Elmerton Road by the Farm Show Complex, Susquehanna Township Police explained at the time.  The re…
MD Man ID'd As Missing Boater Found Dead Along Susquehanna River In PA MD Man ID'd As Missing Boater Found Dead Along Susquehanna River In PA
MD Man ID'd As Missing Boater Found Dead Along Susquehanna River In PA A body found in Middletown near the Susquehanna River has been identified and the missing boater's name has been released, authorities told Daily Voice on Friday, April 14, 2023.  Michael "Mike" Brook of Waynesboro, PA— originally from Silver Spring, MD— was found dead near Harrisburg Internation Airport around 3 p.m., on Thursday, April 13, 2023, authorities with Dauphin County explained.  First responder radio broadcast that a body was pulled from the river near the Steelton boat launch and Daily Voice reached out to Harrrisburg's Director of Communication Matt Maisel around 12:30 p.m.  …
2 Sets Of Human Remains Found On The Same Afternoon In Separate PA Woods: Authorities 2 Sets Of Human Remains Found On The Same Afternoon In Separate PA Woods: Authorities
2 Sets Of Human Remains Found On The Same Afternoon In Separate PA Woods: Authorities Two bodies where found separately in wooded area of Pennsylvania in the afternoon on Sunday, March 19, 2023, authorities say. The first body was found in the Harrisburg area, in the 1300 block of Crooked Hill Road near the US Postal Service shipping and sorting hub close to Elmerton Road by the Farm Show Complex, authorities explained.  The reported of "human remains" was called into the Susquehanna Township Police around 1:30 p.m. and officers, the Dauphin County Coroner's Office, and the Dauphin County Forensics Unit began to investigate the incident. No further details on that inci…
Woman 'Struck By Multiple Vehicles' Laid Down In The Street, Harrisburg Police Say Woman 'Struck By Multiple Vehicles' Laid Down In The Street, Harrisburg Police Say
Woman 'Struck By Multiple Vehicles' Laid Down In The Street, Harrisburg Police Say The woman who died after being hit by "multiple vehicles" in central Pennsylvania on Tuesday, January 24, 2023— committed suicide, authorities announced the following Thursday.  The Harrisburg police were called to a report of a pedestrian struck in the 1600 block of State Street around 6 p.m., according to a release by the department the following morning.  Upon arrival, the officers found a woman who "had been struck by multiple vehicles," the police state in the release. She was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition and later died as a result of their injuries. …
Arson, DUI Homicide Charges Filed Against Man Who Killed PA Dad Of Six Along Route 147: Police Arson, DUI Homicide Charges Filed Against Man Who Killed PA Dad Of Six Along Route 147: Police
Arson, DUI Homicide Charges Filed Against Man Who Killed PA Dad Of Six Along Route 147: Police A man with 6 active criminal cases has been arrested for two more crimes, one of which involves the death of a father of six, authorities say.Rindy Lee Martin, 44, of Elizabethville, already had been charged with false calls to 911 and drug possession when he was charged in connection with arson on Oct. 9 in his hometown, and arrested on Oct. 11, court records show.  But since his arson arrest, Martin has been slapped with 10 charges in connection with a crash that killed Stephen J. Gimmi, 43, of Halifax, on Mar. 16, 2022, authorities say.  The crash happened when Martin's 20…
Duo Dies In Harrisburg Crash: Police Duo Dies In Harrisburg Crash: Police
Duo Dies In Harrisburg Crash: Police Two people have died following a head-on collision in central Pennsylvania, authorities say.  Washington Collier, 67, of Harrisburg, died at the scene of the two-vehicle crash at 10 p.m. on Friday, August 26,  according to the Dauphin County coroner's office.  Ceferina A. Camones-Cacemiro, 87, of Harrisburg, was taken to a local hospital where she died two days later on Sunday, August 28, according to the coroner's office. The crash happened on South Cameron and near Shanois streets in Harrisburg, city police say.  Upon arrival officers "located multiple victims suffer…
PA Dad Of Two Killed In Rollover Crash Into Fire Hydrant, Telephone Pole: Police PA Dad Of Two Killed In Rollover Crash Into Fire Hydrant, Telephone Pole: Police
PA Dad Of Two Killed In Rollover Crash Into Fire Hydrant, Telephone Pole: Police A central Pennsylvania dad of two has died just two days before his birthday in a serious crash on Saturday, June 11, authorities say. James Payne, 40, of Harrisburg, was traveling east in the 5400 block of Derry Street when he struck a fire hydrant and then a telephone before his vehicle rolled over onto its roof— trapping him inside, Swatara Township police say. Payne died at the scene of the crash, according to a release by the police department. This accident remains under investigation by the Swatara Township Police, Dauphin County Accident Reconstruction Team, and the Dauphin Cou…
Man Found Dead In Tent In Central PA: Police Man Found Dead In Tent In Central PA: Police
Man Found Dead In Tent In Central PA: Police A man was found dead inside of a tent in central Pennsylvania around 4:20 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, police say. Volunteers feeding people experiencing homelessness who were living in the area first reported the incident to Daily Voice. The unidentified man was found deceased in a tent during a welfare check near the encampment by Front and Sycamore streets in Harrisburg, police told Daily Voice on Thursday afternoon. The volunteers were unable to go into the makeshift city to distribute food due to the police activity, after the man was found, a leader of the volunteer group said.  …
PA Dad Of Six Killed In Multi-Vehicle Crash Along Route 147 PA Dad Of Six Killed In Multi-Vehicle Crash Along Route 147
PA Dad Of Six Killed In Multi-Vehicle Crash Along Route 147 A central Pennsylvania dad was killed in a crash along state route 147 on Wednesday morning, authorities say. The crash happened when a 2021 Dodge Charger heading north— at a high rate of speed— on South River Road/PA 147 in Reed Township, failed to navigate a curve— crossing over the double yellow line— striking a southbound 2006 Chrysler Town and Country in the 1500 block of the road on Mar. 16 around 4:40 a.m., according to a release by Pennsylvania state police. Stephen J. Gimmi, 43, of Halifax, was entrapped in his Chrysler when it became “airborne and landed on a guardrail off the sout…
Vulgar PA Stalker Who Called Victims 50X Per Day For Months Gets Prison Time Vulgar PA Stalker Who Called Victims 50X Per Day For Months Gets Prison Time
Vulgar PA Stalker Who Called Victims 50X Per Day For Months Gets Prison Time A stalker who repeated called people threatening to rape and murder them and their children has been sentenced, according to a release by the Dauphin County coroner's office. Christopher Kling, 48, was sentenced to a term of 3 to 15 years in a state correctional institution by Judge Scott Arthur Evans on Nov. 12, according to the release.  O’Connor was charged with stalking, harassment, terroristic threats, tampering with evidence, and criminal conspiracy for repeatedly calling and texting three victims over a three-year period, according to the release. The victims reported to polic…
2 Charged In Central PA Boy's Fentanyl OD Death, Police Say 2 Charged In Central PA Boy's Fentanyl OD Death, Police Say
2 Charged In Central PA Boy's Fentanyl OD Death, Police Say A 48-year-old Harrisburg man has been charged with providing the drugs that a 14-year-old boy overdosed and died using at a Central Pennsylvania hotel, according to local police and PennLive. Susquehannah police responded to Red Roof Inn on Corporate Circle on reports of the juvenile's suspicious death around 12:30 a.m. Oct. 29, authorities said. Court records obtained by PennLive say the boy was identified only as H.B., and had purchased fentanyl for Cheyenne McGuinness, 23. She apparently allowed H.B. to be with her in the hotel when he used the fentanyl, overdosed and died, the outlet s…
Central PA High School Senior Killed In DUI Crash, Relative Charged Central PA High School Senior Killed In DUI Crash, Relative Charged
Central PA High School Senior Killed In DUI Crash, Relative Charged A high school senior was killed by a relative in a crash on Sunday, according to Swatara Township police. Sajan Basnet, 22, Harrisburg, has been charged with vehicular homicide, DUI and related charges following the head-on crash. Basnet was drunk and speeding when he crashed at the intersection of 61st and Ann streets around 11:40 p.m., according to police and as Daily Voice previously reported. His exact blood alcohol level and speed have not been released. Pujan Basnet, 18, was in the passenger seat. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Basnet’s death was ruled accidental as a resul…
New Details Released In PA Murder-Suicide That Left 3 Kids Without Their Mom New Details Released In PA Murder-Suicide That Left 3 Kids Without Their Mom
New Details Released In PA Murder-Suicide That Left 3 Kids Without Their Mom A Pennsylvania man who shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself in front of the couple's infant daughter apparently had a long history of domestic violence, a news report says. Elizabeth Wise of Swatara earlier this year reported being punched in the ribs and abdomen earlier this year by her husband, Brian Womelsdorf, but wanted to make the relationship work, PennLive reports. Court-ordered counseling and anger management classes, she thought, would help, the outlet says. But early Saturday morning, Wise was shot multiple times by her husband after calling 9-1-1 reporting only her …
Swatara PD Heard Baby Crying, Found 3 Children In Home During Murder-Suicide Swatara PD Heard Baby Crying, Found 3 Children In Home During Murder-Suicide
Swatara PD Heard Baby Crying, Found 3 Children In Home During Murder-Suicide New details have come out about Friday's murder-suicide in Dauphin County, say Swatara Township police. The police arrived in 600 block of Mohn Street at 12:08 a.m., less than 10 minutes after receiving a call about a domestic disturbance in the area. Officers forced their way into the home when no one answered the door but they could "hear a baby crying." When police arrived on the scene Elizabeth Wise, 36, was lying dead on the couch from a gunshot wound and Brian Womelsdorf, 42, was lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to his head, according to the police. Officers and Life Team EM…
Murder-Suicide Under Investigation In Dauphin County, Say Police Murder-Suicide Under Investigation In Dauphin County, Say Police
Murder-Suicide Under Investigation In Dauphin County, Say Police A couple was found dead--in what police are calling a murder-suicide-- in their Swatara Township home on Friday. Police were called to a domestic dispute in the 600 block of Mohn Street shortly before midnight. When no one answered the door, officials made a forced entry into the home-- finding a man and woman shot dead, say police. A multi-department investigation is on-going by Swatara Police detectives, the Dauphin County District Attorney's Office and the Dauphin County Coroner's Office. The identities of the couple have not been made public pending the notification of their famili…
Swatara Township Municipal Employee Finds Body At Sewage Pumping Station Swatara Township Municipal Employee Finds Body At Sewage Pumping Station
Swatara Township Municipal Employee Finds Body At Sewage Pumping Station A Swatara Township municipal employee found a man's body near a sewage pumping station on Tuesday morning, say township police said Tuesday. The 47-year-old man's body -- whose identity has not been made public -- was found in the 1700 block of Highland Street, at 10:12 a.m., police said. The Swatara Police Criminal Investigation Division, the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office and the Dauphin County Coroner’s Officer are conducting an investigation into the man’s death. Anyone with information is asked to contact Swatara Police Lt. Timothy Shatto at 717-564-2550 or tshatto@swatara…