State Police said late Friday night they have identified the homicide victim, who was found dead inside his Mahanoy City home, and they said they arrested a man for his death.
The 48-year-old man found dead inside this home on West Centre Street in Mahanoy City is Gene Slavinsky.
Police have arrested Jarvin Huggins, 18, of Mahanoy City and charged him with Slavinsky’s homicide.
This information comes after hours of investigation work and much speculation by neighbors.
“I didn’t know what was going on,” said neighbor Pat Kurdinsky. “I just came home from church and I saw police cars all over the place and I didn’t know what was going on until my neighbor called me.”
Police said Huggins came to Slavinsky’s home Tuesday morning and went in through the basement with the intention of burglarizing the place.
Huggins allegedly cut the electricity to the home in order to lure Slavinsky down to the basement.