Body found in park identified as missing Allentown man

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

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Published: Apr 03 2013 03:03:38 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 04 2013 09:04:48 AM EDT
Steven Lockhard -- body found scene

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.