SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Justin Schuback, the man accused of killing Robert Baron Sr., has been arraigned on homicide charges in Lackawanna County Friday night.
District Attorney Mark Powell says a “burglary gone wrong” led to Baron’s killing in 2017.
Powell, along with other law enforcement agencies, gathered in Lackawanna County late Friday afternoon and announced the charges against Schuback in connection with Baron’s death.
You can read the full arrest affidavit below. All others mentioned in this document have not been charged as of the publishing of this article:
Officials say Baron’s remains were found on March 29 while law enforcement began searching the woods near Pagnotti Park in Old Forge.
Those remains found have been confirmed by DA Powell to be those of Robert Baron Sr., as he believes Schuback buried Baron’s body in the woods. Investigators also say they discovered blood inside Schuback’s car.
At this time, investigators believe the cause of Baron’s death was blunt force trauma. DA Powell described the incident as a “burglary gone wrong.”
In January 2017, the Baron family became concerned when Robert Baron Sr. had not shown up to work at the family business, Ghigiarelli’s Pizza, in Old Forge. They reported him missing and when officers arrived at the restaurant, it immediately became clear that a violent altercation had occurred inside, police said.
Watch the full press conference below:
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