Police release additional information in 2013 homicide

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PERRY CO., PA. (WPMT) – Pennsylvania State Police release additional information in their investigation of a 2013 homicide.  The case began after skeletal remains were discovered on state game lands.

New information reveals that the victim had a surgical screw implanted in his right distal fibula just above the right ankle. The repair appeared older as the bone had healed around the screw.  The victim’s teeth were in poor condition with no restorations.

The identity of the man whose remains were found May 27 on State Game Lands #170  off Idle Road in Rye Township remains a mystery. Following examination of the skeleton by forensic anthropologists, police believe he was a white male, 45 to 70, and between the height of 5’11”-6-6″.

Investigators determined the man died from a gunshot wound.

It was not exactly clear how long the bones had been there prior to being found. Authorities think the victim could have been there anywhere from 9 to 14 months. Meaning he would have died in the spring-summer of 2013.