Police: Man found dead in Susquehanna County, woman now charged with homicide



UPDATE 11:35 am: State Police at Gibson have charged Cassandra Mercincavage of Thompson with the death of 49-year-old Robert W. Hubal of Potter Hill Rd Thompson, PA.

Troopers responded to Hubal’s residence on Sunday October 1, 2017, after he was discovered deceased by family members. Troopers subsequently confirmed the victim was Robert Hubal. Injuries to Hubal indicated that he was likely shot in the head and torso however, no weapon was located at the scene. Police say information was discovered that Mercincavage had been living with Hubal, but that their relationship had recently ended. Investigators believed Mercincavage may have taken his Dodge pickup.

The investigation led investigators to a hotel in Moosic, Lackawanna County where Mercincavage was located and interviewed. Troopers also located the victim’s Dodge pickup abandoned nearby. A firearm was also recovered.

Based on the investigation that was conducted by the PA State Police, the Susquehanna County District Attorney’s Office and Coroner’s office, Mercincavage was charged with one count of Criminal Homicide for the death of Hubal. She was arraigned at DJ Jodi Coroner’s Office in New Milford.

State Police are confident this was an isolated incident and that there is no danger to the public.

UPDATE: State Police have located the 2003 Dodge pickup truck but no one was inside the truck.

Police say a man is dead and now they are looking for two women who were spotted in his pickup truck.

Troopers say they were called to the home after an acquaintance found the victim, Robert Hubal, 49, dead inside around 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Hubal's pickup, a charcoal gray 2003 Dodge 2500 diesel with PA license FM4109A, was missing from the place on Potter Hill Road.

According to police, the pickup was apparently spotted in the Scranton area on Sunday. However, no additional sightings were reported in the evening.

According to a "be on the lookout" (BOLO) alert broadcast to area police officers, police were looking for Cassandra Mercincavage, 31, who was reportedly engaged to Hubal.

However, the engagement was broken off about a week ago, according to the BOLO. Police say they did send a BOLO and the information in it was correct.

The words Bob & Cas Hubal are seen on the front door and mailbox.

Police say Hubal apparently lived in the home by himself. No suspects have been named.

"There is a gray, charcoal gray pickup truck that belonged to the victim, is missing from the residence. We're currently looking for that," says police Tpr. Mark Keyes. "If anyone comes in contact with the vehicle, believed to be occupied by two females, we ask that you call 9-1-1 or the state police at Gibson."

Police say this is not considered a homicide, but rather a suspicious death, which is investigated similar to a homicide.

An autopsy is set for Tuesday.

Police say if you see the truck, call 9-1-1 or PSP Gibson at (570) 465-3154.

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