Cops: Man burglarized home after seeing occupant dead inside

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ST. MARYS, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man broke into a house and stole $200 worth of valuables after he peeked inside the residence and noticed that the occupant was dead.

St. Marys police say 39-year-old Richard Pounds Jr. pried open a window Sunday afternoon and then stole a safe, two cellphones, a GPS unit, keys and a security system monitor.

The Bradford Era ( reports that 39-year-old Richard Pounds was arrested Thursday and charged with burglary, criminal trespass, theft and criminal mischief.

Elk County Coroner Michelle Muccio (MOO'-chee-oh) says autopsy results on 41-year-old Pamelyn Kopp are pending, but her death does not appear to be connected to the burglary.

Online court records don't list an attorney for Pounds. He remained jailed Friday.


Information from: The Bradford Era,

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