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Pa. Man Wanted For Identity Theft

October 25, 2002

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) _ Arrest warrants have been issued for a man who allegedly used his parents’ bank cards to withdraw money shortly after they were beaten to death Saturday.

Daniel Opdenhoff, 24, was not charged with the slayings of William Opdenhoff, former superintendent of the State College Area School District, and his wife, Georgeann, an elementary school teacher.

State College police Lt. Diane Conrad would not say Thursday whether investigators considered Opdenhoff a suspect. He was last seen the morning after the slayings on a bus headed for Philadelphia, where he once lived, police said.

The warrants, issued Wednesday, charge Opdenhoff with felony unlawful use of a computer and several misdemeanor charges, including identity theft.

Police said bank records and surveillance videotapes show Opdenhoff used his parents’ bank cards to withdraw $700 from automatic teller machines Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Authorities have been searching for Opdenhoff since Monday morning, when his parents were found dead in the living room of their home in College Township, about 110 miles east of Pittsburgh. An autopsy indicated the two died from blunt-force trauma Saturday night.

Court documents indicated that William Opdenhoff’s wallet had been removed from his trouser pocket.

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