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Allentown police investigating homicide

By Gina Johnson, Web Producer
Published On: Dec 24 2013 08:30:01 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 23 2013 12:28:02 PM CST

Police investigating homicide in Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

Allentown police are investigating an apparent homicide that happened Sunday afternoon.

Police said they responded to 732 N. Ott St. around 3 p.m. and found Michael Sikler, 34, deceased.

A neighbor told 69 News he saw a body being taken from the garage of the home.

The Lehigh County coroner's office will perform an autopsy on Sikler on Monday to determine the cause and manner of death, but police said his death is considered suspicious and is being investigated as an apparent homicide.

Police, along with the Lehigh County district attorney's office, are investigating.

Based on the initial investigation, police said it is believed the victim and his residence were the intended target, and that this was not a random act.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Allentown Police Department criminal investigations division at 610-437-7721 or the department's communications center at 610-437-7751.