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January 11, 2013

Experts: Remains are those of Don Mariacher with mug

EAST LACKAWANNOCK — Donald Lee Mariacher died from exposure sometime after he went missing July 13 in East Lackawannock Township.

The 80-year-old Mariacher's remains were found Dec. 1 by a hunter about three-quarters of a mile from his home on U.S. Route 19.

Mercer County Coroner J. Bradley McGonigle ruled the death an accident.

Forensic odontologist and Mercer County Deputy Coroner Dr. Charles E. Beall used dental records to identify Mariacher.

Mercyhurst University's Forensic Anthropology Laboratory in North East analyzed the remains and an anthropological analysis by Dr. Dennis Dirkmaat and Dr. Steven Symes revealed the remains were consistent with Mr. Mariacher's characteristics, such as gender, age and stature and revealed no trauma. 

Mariacher's Alzheimer's disease was listed as a contributing factor in his death, according to McGonigle.

Authorities and volunteers scoured the area around Mariacher's home  in the days after his disappearance without finding him.

Mariacher's wife, Esther, has failing short-term memory and family were unable to ascertain why the man, who was described as a recluse, left the house that morning. Mariacher's son Michael didn't return messages seeking comment Sunday.

Published Dec. 26, 2012, in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201 A Erie St., Grove City.

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