Thursday, June 17, 2021

Reward Being Offered for Schuylkill County Homicide Cold Case

A reward is being offered for information in a Schuylkill County Homicide investigation from 1983.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville, investigators are looking for information related to the January 26, 1983 death of Joseph Mickonis in New Philadelphia Boro, Schuylkill County. 

Mickonis was shot in the back of the head while he was putting a puzzle together at his dining room table. 

Any persons with information on this incident are asked to anonymously contact the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477) or online at

All callers to Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH REWARD for information that leads to an arrest, the solving of a crime/cold case or the location of a wanted person/fugitive or missing persons.