SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The individual discovered on the side of a Scranton Highway, Thursday morning, has been identified.
According to the Lackawanna County Coroner, the body of 40-year-old, Nathan Figueroa, was found in a wooded area near the Morgan Highway in Scranton.
Scranton Police Department has confirmed with Eyewitness News that Figueroa was found at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, about 100 yards up the hill from Morgan Manor by DPW employees.
Figueroa’s death is still under investigation and is believed to be the result of drug activity and toxicology results are needed to determine and finalize the cause and manner of death, officials say.
Anyone with information regarding the incident or who knows Figueroa is asked to contact the Scranton Police Department or the Lackawanna County Coroner at 570-963-6100.