Physique hidden in Capouse Avenue residence, tenant criminally charged

Physique hidden in Capouse Avenue residence, tenant criminally charged

Physique hidden in Capouse Avenue residence, tenant criminally charged

Feb. 9—A Scranton man hid a useless physique in his Capouse Avenue residence for weeks beneath a tarp, the town police mentioned.

Paul Rowe, 44, 851 Capouse Ave., is jailed on the Lackawanna County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bail following his arraignment Thursday on counts of abuse of a corpse and possession of drug paraphernalia.

An informant instructed police earlier this month they overheard a person named “Paul” on the Capouse Avenue constructing point out he wanted to maneuver a physique out of his residence.

Detectives Michael Schultz and Ed McIntyre discovered Rowe, who they recognized because the “Paul” from the tip, standing outdoors of the constructing Feb. 3.

Rowe denied harboring a corpse when the 2 investigators instructed him what they’d heard. He refused to allow them to test the residence as a result of he mentioned he had methamphetamine inside.

After Rowe talked about he had medication inside, the police secured the residence and utilized for a search warrant, which Magisterial District Decide Paul Ware signed.

The detectives entered and located rubbish, syringes and baggies all around the ground of the residence. Additionally they discovered a person’s decomposing physique on a deflated grey air mattress below a blue tarp. A number of followers blew air within the room.

He appeared to have been useless for 2 or three weeks, in keeping with the grievance.

The police have recognized the corpse however Capt. Dennis Lukasewicz declined to launch his identify Thursday as a result of it’s not clear if his household has been notified of his dying. The reason for the person’s dying is pending the outcomes of toxicological testing.

His connection to Rowe was not clear.

Rowe is scheduled for a preliminary listening to Feb. 24.

The invention was not the primary useless physique discovered at that constructing in latest months. On Oct. 26, Vanessa Chalus-Glover, 45, was found deceased in a neighboring residence. The reason for her dying was not instantly out there Thursday.

Contact the author: [email protected]570-348-9100, x5187; @jkohutTT on Twitter.

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