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Police, coroner probing death of county official's husband

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday

Authorities probing death of county...

RYAN TWP., Pa. - Authorities are investigating the death of an attorney who was married to the Schuylkill County treasurer.

Schuylkill County District Attorney Christine Holman said she'll refer any criminal prosecution to the attorney general's office once an autopsy on the body of 60-year-old Gary Marchalk determines whether that's necessary.

Marchalk's body was found after someone called 911 Monday and reported someone in cardiac arrest at the Pear Street home Marchalk shared with his wife, Linda.

Pennsylvania State Police with the Frackville barracks are calling the case a "death investigation." State police responded to the home about 11:40 a.m. on Monday.

The county coroner says a virtual autopsy will be conducted Tuesday before the body is physically examined during an actual autopsy on Wednesday.

Nobody has been charged or named as a suspect in Marchalk's death.

Gary Marchalk has law offices in Tamaqua and Frackville.

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