Friday, June 23, 2017

Attorney General Joins Search for Man Charged for Murder of Father

Attorney General Josh Shapiro and the Pennsylvania State Police are seeking the public’s help in finding Michael Marchalk, who is charged with murder in the death of his father, Gary Marchalk.

Gary Marchalk, 60, was found bludgeoned to death in his Schuylkill County home on Monday, June 19. His wallet and car – a gold Ford Fusion with Pennsylvania license plate JWD1566 – had been stolen.

Schuylkill County District Attorney Christine Holman referred the case to the Office of Attorney General Shapiro. OAG prosecutors approved murder and theft charges against Michael Marchalk, 37, on June 20. Gary Marchalk, the decedent, was the husband of Schuylkill County Treasurer Linda Marchalk.

Investigators say Marchalk was last seen at a Philadelphia bus terminal, though authorities are unsure if he boarded a bus. A photograph of the defendant is attached.

Please call the Pennsylvania State Police at (570) 874-5300 if you see Michael Marchalk or have any information that could lead to his arrest.


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