(Slippery Rock Twp., Pa.) Pa State Police in New Castle are reporting that they responded to a report of a deceased male in a wooded area just off the roadway at 1090 Houk Road in Slippery Rock Twp. Lawrence County Saturday, March 3 at 11:00 am.
Troopers said via release that the PA State Police New Castle Criminal Investigation Unit was requested and responded for investigation. The scene was photographed and processed by the PSP Troop D Forensic Services Unit. The victim was identified as 58-year-old John Hogue of New Castle. An autopsy was performed on Easter Sunday and no traumatic injuries were discovered and toxicology results are pending.
Troopers are attempting to identify the owner and/or occupants of a vehicle that was observed in the victim’s driveway prior to his death. The vehicle is described as a dark green van believed to be a Ford Econoline Van. Police are not confirming if the vehicle was involved with the death but are asking anyone with information to call them at 724- 598-2211