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BLOOMFIELD — Pennsylvania State Police have released the name of a 50-year-old Corry man whose death is being investigated as a homicide. 

The victim was identified late this morning as Michael Gregg Thieme by state police at Corry. 

Troopers from the Corry barracks were called to a location on Route 8 in Bloomfield Township in Crawford County at about 12:45 a.m. on Saturday for a report of a deceased male.

The incident is currently being investigated as a homicide and a suspect has been identified, according to state police. Troopers did not release the name of the suspect. 

The homicide was first reported by investigators on Saturday evening, but the release of the victim's name was delayed until today so his family could be notified. 

Police said the investigation remains ongoing. 

Crawford County Coroner Scott Schell stated the victim suffered at least one gunshot wound.

"We're going to do an autopsy tomorrow morning and we will determine if he was shot multiple times," Schell told The Corry Journal. 

First responders at the scene determined the victim was deceased but he wasn't pronounced dead by Schell until later in the morning because state police investigators were waiting on search warrants to enter the building, according to Schell. 

"I didn't gain access into the house along with state police until about 6:15 in the morning," he said. 

An autopsy has been scheduled for 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Erie County Coroner's Office in the city of Erie. 

"We do all of our autopsies in Erie," Schell said. "Crawford County and Erie County share the cost of the pathologist, but we do everything up in Erie."

 

 

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