Friday 23rd June 2017,
Fairview Township Police Department

Police Investigating Suspicious Death *Updated*

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Police Investigating Suspicious Death  *Updated*

On Saturday, April 15 at approximately 10:54 am police were dispatched to an area along the Susquehanna River south of the Pennsylvania Turnpike overpass for a deceased person.  The caller had spotted the body from a boat in the river.

Upon arrival, authorities were able to determine the person was a male and that he had been deceased for a period of time.  Police at this time are investigating the circumstances of the male’s death.  An autopsy has been scheduled for next week.

Anybody who may have additional information concerning this investigation is asked to call the Fairview Township Police Department at 717-901-5267.

The Fairview Township Police Department was assisted at the scene by officers from the Newberry Township Police Department, detectives from the York County District Attorney’s Office, the Norfolk Southern Police Department, New Cumberland River Rescue and the York County Coroner’s Office.



The autopsy for this incident was conducted on Monday, April 17.  At this point no determination has been made as to the cause or manner of death.  Police are still asking for the public’s assistance in trying to identify the male.  The autopsy did reveal that the subject had a silver cap on one of his upper molars.

What follows are photographs of the clothing the male was found to be wearing.  It is believed that the body had been in the river for a period of time from when the water levels were significantly higher and had therefore come from further north than where he was ultimately discovered.

This is an image of the coat the male was wearing.


This is an image of the sweatshirt the male was wearing with a focus on it’s label.

This is an image of the pair of jeans the male was wearing.

This is an image of the label from the pair of jeans the male was wearing.


This is an image of one of the boots the male was wearing.

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