Officials: Death of man found near police parking lot ruled a suicide
FRACKVILLE - A Pottsville man was found dead Saturday night at the edge of the Pennsylvania State Police barracks' parking lot in West Mahanoy Township.
William T. Pilconis, 64, was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:11 p.m. by Schuylkill County Deputy Coroner Joseph Pothering, Minersville. The death has been ruled a suicide, and a virtual autopsy will be performed as part of the investigation.
It was just after 6 p.m. when the Schuylkill County Communications Center dispatched Frackville EMS for a report of a person down in the barracks parking lot on Eleanor Drive. A short time later, the center reported that a county official, a coroner, was requested.
At the scene, police stood at the northern end of the parking lot, close to a wooded area, where Pilconis' body was discovered. The man's family was notified, and police said a public information release will not be issued per the department's policy on suicides.
Deputy Coroner Andrew Szczyglak, Shenandoah, assisted at the scene.