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Body found in park identified as missing Allentown man

Steven Lockhard last seen in area of Grist Mill Park on March 28

Coroner called for body found in park in Hellertown

HELLERTOWN, Pa. - The discovery of a body brought police and the coroner to a park in Northampton County on Wednesday.

Emergency crews were first dispatched shortly after 1 p.m. to Grist Mill Park, in the area of Main and Walnut streets, in Hellertown.

The county coroner was then summoned to the scene for the discovery of a man's body, which was later identified to be that of Steven Lockard. 

The 38-year-old Allentown man was last seen on March 28 in the area of the park, said officials, who noted that an autopsy will be done in an attempt to determine how Lockard died.

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