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Ernest Zullo died on hiking trail Saturday

He was a part-time Lehigh University police officer

BETHELHEM, Pa. - The man who died Saturday on a hiking trail in northern Lehigh County has been identified as Ernesto M. Zullo, 74, of Bethlehem.

Zullo was a part-time employee with the Lehigh University Police Department for more than 20 years.  He was an avid bicyclist and a regular at Lehigh home football games, according to the police department's web site.

The initial report, received at 12:45 p.m. Saturday by the Lehigh County Communications Center, was for an an individual injured on the Delaware and Lehigh trail off Shady Nook Road in Washington Township.

A short time later, the coroner was called to the scene.

The coroner reported Zullo died of natural causes.

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