State Police investigating Larksville homicide


LARKSVILLE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — The search continues for a Luzerne County man wanted for questioning in connection with a homicide investigation in Larksville.

State and local police spent Friday searching for Richard Walski, 46, of Larksville.

Investigators say he lived a home on Schrader Street in Larksville. The body of a woman was found inside the home Thursday night.

Her death is being called a homicide. Troopers say that a person went to the home at around 8 p.m. Thursday to do a welfare check at the home. Relatives of Walski and the woman had not heard from them in several days.

Dozens of state and local law enforcement searched a wooded area near the West Nanticoke bridge on Friday. Eyewitness News saw some of the officers searching the banks of the Susquehanna River.

“I think it’s crazy. It’s something else for all the police cars down here and everything,” said Tom Kreiger of Nanticoke.

Tom and Verna Krieger and his were driving by and saw the police activity.

“It surprised me because we have a business right across the River and we came and saw the police cars and everything all the people around the TV and everything. We were wondering what happened,” said Tom.

Eyewitness News told them that police may be looking for someone in these woods for someone in connection with a death investigation Larksville. Tom says he knows this area very well.

“I think they’re up against a lot. Especially if the guy knows the area. It’s thick down there,” Tom said.

Investigators have not released the name of the woman who was found dead in the home. They say they have not reached the next of kin.

An autopsy was done on the body but at this point 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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