Death investigation underway after body found in Kingston, police say no danger to public


KINGSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A death investigation is underway after the body of a man was found in Kingston, according to police.

Officials say the body was found near Railroad Avenue and Price Street around 10:30 a.m.

Eyewitness News spoke with neighbors who stated a woman was walking her dog when they came upon the body. The officers initially responded to the report of a man bleeding.

When investigators arrived on the scene they discovered the 31-year-old male from Larksville deceased. Kingston police say no foul play is suspected and there is no threat to the public.

Kingston police, state police, and Luzerne County detectives searched the area for any possible clues that could help provide information as to what exactly happened to the man late this afternoon.

“Our investigation at this point in time is leading us to believe that there is no foul play. Our investigation is continuing and we are going to conduct an autopsy tomorrow morning,” stated Chief Richard Kotchik, of the Kingston Police

Police believe the death may have been in his word “self-induced, the result of a self-inflicted injury.” The chief tells Eyewitness News says they have identified the man.

People who live in this neighborhood were very concerned about what was going on.

“I’m not really sure what’s going on but definitely questioning the safety of everyone right now,” said Mackenzie Lancaster.

“It is definitely eye-opening of course. The first thing you want to keep safe in your home and when it happens right outside your doors it’s a little uneasy,” explained Stephen Gallwey.

This is an ongoing investigation, an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday at 9 a.m. Police are not looking for a suspect. Eyewitness News will update you with the latest information as it is released.

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