Missing Tidioute Man Found Deceased

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LIMESTONE TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Pennsylvania State Police discovered the body of a missing Tidioute man near the Camp Run Creek Sunday afternoon.

According to police, Maxwell Lester, 29, of Tidioute, was reported missing by family members on Oct.1 after Lester left his residence at approximately 1 p.m. Sept. 27 and “failed to return in a reasonable time.”

A Sunday, Oct. 3 search that included K9s and the Cherry Grove Volunteer Fire Department found Lester’s body at 4 p.m. “approximately one mile north of the FR 119 parking area near the Camp Run Creek.”

Lester’s body was removed from the forest and transported to Erie where an autopsy is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 4. Police do not suspect foul play at this time.

Troopers located his vehicle late on the afternoon of Oct. 1 on Forest Route 119 near the Hickory Creek Wilderness Area of the Allegheny National Forest, police said. Police were unable to find Lester after conducting a foot search that afternoon.

Police resumed the search on Oct. 2 with the assistance of K9 units from Harrisburg but did not locate Lester.

PSP-Warren, K9 handlers from the Bureau of Emergency Services and Special Operations, Cherry Grove VFD, Clarendon VFD and the Pennsylvania Game Commission all assisted in the search.