Hunters find body in Monroe County

Autopsy on unidentified victim set for Wednesday

Published: 5:49 PM EDT Oct 14, 2013   Updated: 5:17 AM EDT Oct 15, 2013
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A decomposed body was found by hunters Monday morning in a wooded area of Pocono Township, Monroe County.

Monroe County Coroner Bob Allen said the body appears to be the remains of a white male in his 60s, about 5-foot-8-inches to 5-foot-10-inches tall.

No identification was found on the deceased. The coroner said the body had been there for at least a month.

Allen said three hunters discovered the body at 10:49 a.m. about 300 feet off of Hallet Road in Pocono Township.

While there are no obvious signs of foul play, the coroner -- who was on the scene shortly after noon -- said a forensic autopsy will be done to determine the exact cause of death. That autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

Allen said he was contacted by a family of a 64-year-old male from Hellertown who has been missing for about two months and has relatives in Pocono Township, but there was no way to immediately confirm the victim was that family member.