Monday, March 13, 2017

Police Looking for Man Wanted in Death Investigation

Three people have been charged after an investigation into the death of a woman last year.

On 04/02/16, Alexandria Sienkiewicz, 23, of Tamaqua,was found deceased in her bedroom. The Schuylkill County Coroner's office listed the cause of death as Acute Fentanyl Toxicity. The manner of death was listed as Homicide.

The investigation revealed Kyle Merenda, 22 of Barnesville, Jonathan Seekins, 33, of Coaldale and Melanie Kropp, 24, of Mahanoy City were all involved in the drug transaction that led to the death of Sienkiewicz.

On 03/07/17, Seekins was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge David Rossi and charged with Drug Delivery Resulting in Death, Criminal Solicitation — Delivery of Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Seekins was committed to Schuylkill County Prison unable to post $25,000 straight bail.

Kropp was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge David Rossi and charged with Criminal Solicitation — Delivery of Controlled Substance, Criminal Use of a Communication Facility and Possession of controlled Substance. Kropp was released on $5,000 unsecured bail.

On 03/06/17, an arrest warrant was issued for Merenda. He is charged with Drug Delivery Resulting in Death, Delivery of Controlled Substance, Dealing in Proceeds of Unlawful Activity, Criminal Use of a Communication Facility and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Merenda is asked to call the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville at (570) 874-5300 and reference incident # PA2016-590316.

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