Man Found Dead In Van In Hazleton

January 27, 2019

Hazleton police are investigating the unattended death of a man found Saturday in a minivan on Seybert Street, north of East Ninth Street, Chief Jerry Speziale said. The 25-year-old Ashland, Schuylkill County, man was found unresponsive, he said. According to police, a woman said she saw a man with blue lips seated unresponsive in a vehicle. Luzerne County Deputy Coroner Jeff Stock said he pronounced the man dead at 1:30 p.m. and took his body to the coroner’s office for further investigation and toxicology screening. Local EMS and city firefighters responded to the scene in addition to police, Speziale said. Police secured the vehicle for evidence. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Hazleton police at 570-459-4940 or Luzerne County 911, he said. — KELLY MONITZ

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