Neighbors react to Larksville homicide investigation

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LARKSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — The investigation continues tonight into a homicide in Larksville. Police are now searching for a man who lived in the home.

Troopers tell Eyewitness News they want to talk with Richard Walski, 46, who lived in the home where the body of the woman was found. Neighbors say they just can’t believe that all of this is happening.

“They were beautiful people. They were always nice to the neighbors,” said Mary Sims, neighbor.

Mary Sims lives near the Walski home on Schrader Street. The body of a woman was found inside the home Thursday night, her name had not been released as of mid-afternoon Friday.

Walski has not been called a suspect in the death.

Sims told Eyewitness News she actually helped out in the investigation.

“Well last week I did realize they weren’t around in fact somebody found her phone and called me. I went to the police station with that information and her name and the persons phone number who found her phone,” said Sims.

Police spent much of the day searching a wooded area near the West Nanticoke Bridge that spans the Susquehanna River. Dozens of State and local police took part in the search.

For neighbors like Dala Gordon, all of this is simply too much to comprehend.

“I was actually really shocked. I take my dogs every morning for a walk there and I always see the lady that’s outside she’s always out planting things like that. I noticed last couple of weeks I haven’t seen her or the dogs or the husband. I’m totally shocked by this whole thing,” said Gordon.

The name of the woman had not been officially released by investigators, pending notification of next of kin. An autopsy was done Friday morning and the findings have not been released.

If you have any  information about the whereabouts of Richard Walski contact the State Police in Wyoming at (570)697-2000.

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