Posted by on September 4, 2021 2:15 am

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body found floating in stripping pit near girardville pa

Police are investigating the death of a Girardville man discovered floating in a stripping pit Thursday evening.

According to State Police in Frackville, the body of 57-year-old Steven Baucum was found floating in a stripping pit ust south of Girardville at about 7:30 Thursday evening.

Police initially believe Baucum’s body was in the water at the stripping pit for several days before he was discovered.

An autopsy by the Schuylkill County Coroner’s office will determine how and when Baucum died.

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