Police: Schuylkill County treasurer's home scene of a murder

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 22, 2017 10:26 AM

(Barnesville) -- Police say an attorney found dead in the home of his estranged wife, the treasurer of Schuylkill county, was fatally beaten by his son with a bat on Father's Day.

State police said in a complaint filed Wednesday that 37-year-old Michael Marchalk had repeatedly threatened 60-year-old Gary Marchalk in recent months. The suspect had lived with his father a few days before the beating and was supposed to enter a drug treatment program Monday.

Instead, police say, the suspect beat and robbed his father, took a vehicle and fled the Ryan Township home the victim shared with his wife, Linda. Authorities are still searching for Michael Marchalk, who was last seen at a Philadelphia bus terminal.

Police say another son found his father's body Monday morning and called police.
This story has been corrected to show police are searching for Michael Marchalk.

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