- Associated Press - Friday, March 7, 2014

POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Jury selection begins Friday in eastern Pennsylvania for a coroner’s inquest into the death of a county prison inmate a year ago.

The inquest in Schuylkill County, the county’s first in more than a decade, will focus on the March 2013 death of 21-year-old Matthew Koncsler of Shenandoah.

Authorities said Koncsler began serving a drug sentence less than two weeks before he was found dead in his cell.

An autopsy didn’t immediately reveal a cause of death. Authorities said there was no indication of criminal activity.

District Attorney Christine Holman told The (Pottsville) Republican-Herald (https://bit.ly/1iiZCbL ) that Koncsler “was troubled, but he mattered.”

She said authorities may not uncover anything but hope to determine whether the death was a criminal act or negligence or if the cause is still unknown.


Information from: Pottsville Republican and Herald, https://www.republicanherald.com

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