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

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