Police searched Alburtis and southwest corner of Lower Macungie Township on foot and by helicopter Wednesday trying to find missing man.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
He was reported missing on Wednesday, but found Thursday. Coroner's Office lists the death a suicide.
A missing Lower Macungie Township man was found dead Thursday afternoon in woods in the township, according to police. The Lehigh County Coroner's Office ruled the death a suicide, but neither police nor the Coroner's Office reported the circumstances. David John Fried, 41, of 2171 Pembrooke Drive was found dead about 3 p.m. in woods behind 3650 Schoeneck Road in the township, according to state police at Fogelsville. He was pronounced dead at 3:43 p.m., according to Chief Deputy Coroner Paul Hoffman. Fried was reported missing Wednesday from the area of Lockridge Park in Alburtis. A search of the area by several police departments and rescue agencies failed to find Fried. He was found by family members who also were searching for him, …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Ruling will come following test results, coroner's office says.
A 32-year-old man was found dead Tuesday afternoon in his Macungie residence, according to information from the Lehigh County coroner's office. Ryan Lakits of 101 W. Main St. was pronounced dead at 1:35 p.m. by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Dave Krause, according to a release from the coroner's office. The cause and manner of death are pending the results of toxicology tests performed during an autopsy, the release said.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Ruling will come following autopsy, coroner's office says.
A 26-year-old Reading man was found dead Saturday morning in an apartment in Alburtis, according to information from the Lehigh County coroner's office. Zachery Patterson of 631 Washington St. was pronounced dead at 9:12 a.m. by Deputy Coroner Craig Hanzl, the release said. He was inside 107 S. Main St. in the borough. It is unknown whether the circumstances are suspicious. The cause and manner of death are pending an autopsy scheduled for July 2, according to the release. An ambulance had been called to Apt. 10 for the victim, according to emergency scanner transmissions. However, the coroner's office was called to the scene.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Here are some of the dumb things to avoid saying.
When someone close to you dies, you become a member of a club you’d rather not join. My initiation five years ago when my father passed away was both a revelation and a lesson in etiquette. Before that, I had no idea what to say to people in that situation; I was sure that any mention of their loss would cause more pain. Turns out “I’m so sorry” is usually enough; philosophizing on how God must have needed another angel is way too much. Before performing a funeral, a clergyman I know typically asks the deceased’s loved ones what was the dumbest thing anyone has said to them about their loss. The answers range from “God wanted her more than you did” to “Do you think you’ll remarry?” But for most of us, the problem is not so much saying …
Sunday, June 26, 2011
It’s an issue that we all have to face eventually, but the subject is never an easy one to deal with.
Moms Talk is a weekly feature on all Lehigh Valley Patches, in which local parents are invited to share opinions and advice on parenting issues. Each week our Moms Council members will discuss a different issue. Join the conversation by weighing in on a topic or asking questions. Our Moms Council members include: Introducing Beth Sharpless The newest member of our Moms Council, Beth lives in Emmaus, and works part-time in a local emergency department as a nurse and part-time from home as a customer support specialist. She has two children, a boy who is almost 2, and a 5-year-old girl. She says they love spending time outdoors and dancing. This week’s Moms Talk question comes from Beth. She asks: How do parents handle the subject of …
Monday, May 2, 2011
With the news that Osama bin Laden was killed late last night, is it time to celebrate?
Last night, President Obama revealed how a U.S. operation, launched eight months ago, ended in a firefight that killed the most wanted man in the world, Osama bin Laden. U.S. intelligence led a small team to Abbottabad, Pakistan, where they killed Bin Laden and took possession of his body, the President said. That happened last week. This morning, the mother of World Trade Center victim Bill Sugra is happy Osama bin Laden is dead, according to a report early this morning on lehighvalleylive.com. "I’m totally happy, I guess," El Sugra, of Salisbury Township, said in the report. "It’s a horrible thing to say. But we’re happy that he’s dead." The Sugras' son, who was 30 when he was killed, worked at Cantor Fitzgerald Securities in the World …