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The Wyoming County Coroner’s office has confirmed that a body of an adult male was discovered in Washington Township around 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26.

Meshoppen Police Chief John Krieg said that a male walking in the vicinity of Washington Park Road said he saw what he thought were a pair of boots around 20 or more feet into the woods.

“It had been there for awhile,” Chief Krieg said, noting there was nothing suspicious about the circumstances that should cause anyone alarm.

He added that it was untrue about a rumor circulating that the body had been decapitated.

“No foul play is suspected, but the matter is still under investigation,” he said.

Coroner Tom Kukuchka said an autopsy had been done by forensic pathologist Gary Ross.

Kukuchka said he was awaiting DNA testing to confirm the body’s identity.