1.09.13 UPDATE - Homicide Victim Identified

9 January 2013 by Lt. Todd Umstead

UPDATED INFORMATION – Homicide Investigation, 248 W. Walnut St.

The homicide victim has been identified as:

Allan Wayne HESS, 59-year-old male

Hess had been staying at 248 W. Walnut St., Apt. A, 1st floor with the tenant recently for a short period of time.

The Lancaster County Coroner has ruled the cause of death to be sharp force trauma, and the manner of death to be homicide. The Lancaster City Police are continuing their investigation.

The tenant of this apartment has been located and investigators have spoken with him. He has been cooperative and his whereabouts have been accounted for during the critical time period.

Anyone with information is urged to call Lancaster City Police at (717) 735-3300 or Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913. You can also click the Submit a Tip button on our website, www.lancasterpolice.com, or Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by texting LANCS plus your message to 847411. Tipsters may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.    


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