Body Found in Eastern Schuylkill County

According to the Times News, a body has been found in a wooded area in Newkirk.  The coroner has been called to the scene Friday evening.

Newkirk is an unincorporated community near Tamaqua.

UPDATE (11:30pm) - The body has been identified as Joseph Hartranft, 54 of Newkirk.

Hartranft had been sought after running from police earlier this week.

Hartranft reportedly died of a self inflicted gun shot wound.

Times News
http://www.tnonline.com/2015/jul/24/body-found-schuylkill

Story for Hartranft being sought
http://www.skooknews.com/2015/07/troopers-searching-for-armed-fugitive.html
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