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Upper Makefield Death Investigated as a Homicide

August 10, 2017

Contact: Christopher W. Rees, 215.348.6341, cwrees@buckscounty.org

The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office today confirmed that Upper Makefield Township Police and Bucks County Detectives are conducting a homicide investigation into the death of a Washington Crossing resident whose body was discovered this week in his home.

The victim has been identified as Michael D. McNew, 64, of 1050 River Road.

Mr. McNew is listed as the owner of the home. His relatives have been notified of his death.

Mr. McNew’s body was discovered shortly after 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8, by officers from the Upper Makefield Township Police Department. The officers were responding to a 911 call seeking assistance for an unresponsive person.

An autopsy conducted Wednesday, Aug. 9, by the Bucks County Coroner’s Office identified the manner of death as homicide. The specific cause of death is not being released at this time.

No suspects have been arrested, and the investigation is continuing. Anyone who has information that could be helpful to the investigation is encouraged to call 215-348-6070.

Approved for release by Christopher W. Rees, Deputy District Attorney.

Office of the District Attorney
Bucks County Justice Center
100 N. Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901 
Phone: 215-348-6344 
Fax: 215-348-6299

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