Missing Schuylkill County Man Found, Friend Charged With Homicide

By Andrew Forgotch | aforgotch@pahomepage.com

Published 06/22 2014 06:14PM

Updated 06/23 2014 07:55PM

Autospy Revealing:

A man whose body was found in a wooded area over the weekend was killed.

According to the Schuylkill County Coroner, Jason Hahn died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head and face.

His friend, Ethan Sullivan has been charged with homicide.

Jason Hahn had been missing since June 14.

His body was found in a wooded area off of Silver Creek Road in Blythe Township.

According to Police, he was picked up by Ethan.

They say the two got into a fight and Ethan hit Hahn in the head with a pipe and dumped his body in the woods.

Hahn's Bound Found:

Tamaqua, Schuylkill County
- A missing Schuylkill County man has been found and one of his friends have been charged with his murder.

On Sunday it was easy to see the emotion coming from the friends and family of 22-year-old Jason Hahn.

Hahn's body was found Saturday afternoon in a wooded area of Blythe Township in Schuylkill County.   
"He was a very good guy," Hahn's ex-girlfriend, Robyn Erney said. "He didn't deserve this he didn't deserve any of it."

Hahn lived with Derek Snyder in West Penn Township in Schuylkill County.

Snyder helped to lead a search all over Schuylkill County for Hahn. He said he last saw Hahn June 14th when 20-year-old Ethan Sullivan picked him up in a stolen Jeep.

Snyder became concerned when he hadn't heard from Hahn and he received conflicting stories from Sullivan.

"I didn't know what to think," Synder said.

Around 5 p.m. on Saturday  ATV riders found Hahn's body dumped in a tarp in an area off Silver Creek Road in Blythe Township.

When investigators questioned Sullivan, who was already in jail on unrelated charges, they said he admitted to killing his friend.

According Schuylkill County District Attorney, Christine Holman the men two got into a fight sometime after Sullivan picked Hahn up the night of the 14th. Holman said that Sullivan admitted to hitting Hahn in the head three times with a black, metal pipe and dumping his body in the woods.

"I've known Ethan for over a year and I never saw him as violent," Snyder said. "He never had any outbursts towards me."

The question that is haunting everyone who knew Hahn is what lead his friend to reportedly kill him.

"They had a fallout once before but I don't know what it was about," Erney said. "I guess it randomly happened."

Holman mentioned that Sullivan also tried to light the Jeep on fire to destroy evidence. She said Sullivan will also face charges for those allegations.

Sullivan is locked up in the Schuylkill County Prison.

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