Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Pennsylvania State Police Looking for Homicide Suspect in Luzerne County

The Pennsylvania State Police are searching for a homicide suspect in Luzerne County.

According to Pennsylvania State Police Public Information Officer for Troop N, Trooper Anthony Petroski III, on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023, around 7:00pm, Troopers responded to 1290 Woodhaven Driver, in Foster Township, Luzerne County for a report of a female gunshot victim.

An investigation revealed that the victim, Jessica Romano, 35, was shot by her boyfriend, Scott Andrew Oliver, 30, inside their home on Woodhaven Drive.

Oliver fled into a nearby wooded area after the shooting.

Romano was transported by EMS to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Hazleton were she later died.

The State Police at Hazleton obtained an arrest warrant for Oliver for the charge of criminal homicide.   Oliver is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Hazleton Barracks by calling (570) 459-3890.