Police investigate unidentified body found in Pike Township


Police are investigating an unidentified body found in a wooded area between Boyertown and Oley Friday morning.

A hunter found the body at 6 a.m. on Friday along the side of Dotterer Road, east of Club Road in Pike Township.

"He [the hunter] went and saw that it was a body and he called back to the barracks and our major case team gets activated then, which is basically all of our criminal investigators," said Trooper David Beohm with the Pennsylvania State Police.

Investigators waited on a search warrant to be able to move the body.

Troopers say the unidentified body was far enough off the road that a person driving by wouldn't have seen it. They would not say how long the body might have been there.

People who live along this quiet stretch of road said it doesn't see many travelers, but hunters do frequent the woods. State police say they don't know if this could have been a hunting accident or something else.

"There's nothing up where this crime scene is but woods both sides of the road," said Beohm.

PSP major case team and the Berks County Coroner's office are investigating the incident. An autopsy is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday.

Anyone with information regarding the unidentified body is asked to call PSP Reading at 610-378-4011 or Crime Alert at 877-373-9913.