An employee of the Gateway Clipper Fleet died early Sunday when he inexplicably jumped into the Monongahela River for a swim.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man as Sean Gittins, 23. Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Sonya Toler said he was with a group of people who went to a bar and returned to a boat at Station Square. He decided he wanted to go for a swim and jumped in. Gittins soon had problems in the water.
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Autopsies were in progress late Friday morning to determine the cause of death for two people whose bodies were found in a Lancaster Township townhome Thanksgiving day.
The autopsies began around 9:30 a.m. Friday, and were still underway at 12:30 p.m.
Manheim Township Police, which patrol Lancaster Township, were dispatched to the townhome at 788 Sterling Place at 7:58 a.m. Thursday, after two people were found dead inside the residence, possibly by family members.
Police declined to provide additional information in the case Friday morning.
A man believed to be in his early twenties was found shot to death early this morning in a rear alley in northeast Reading by a city police officer who was investigating a report of a possible burglary, detectives said.
The officer went to the 1100 block of Birch Street just after 4 and found a broken window in the rear door facing the concrete alley that runs parallel to both Birch and North 12th streets, investigators said.
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TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP – A Pocono Mountain Regional Police officer conducting routine patrol of a township park early this morning discovered two men who had apparently been shot to death, authorities said.
The 2:30 a.m. discovery has prompted a full-scale investigation into the grisly scene at Coolbaugh Twp. Park, where investigators from the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department and the state police are working to collect evidence, said Monroe County Coroner Bob Allen.
Mr. Allen said one of the two men was found inside a car in the park’s parking lot and another just outside the car. Both are believed to be from Monroe County and to have died from gunshot wounds, he said.