A Lancaster General Hospital doctor is now facing trial for allegedly moving the body of an acquaintance from the doctor's Lancaster County home to a North York parking lot.
Dr. John M. Yelcick, 48, of Willow Green in Manheim Township, on Thursday waived his right to a preliminary hearing, according to court records.
He remains free on unsecured bail, charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. His formal county-court arraignment is set for Nov. 22, court records state.
The body of 43-year-old David Sellers was found inside his car Sept. 17 in a lot at the corner of West 10th Avenue and North Beaver Street, according to Northern York County Regional Police.
The cause and manner of Sellers' death won't be ruled on until toxicology tests are complete, the York County Coroner's Office has said. The body showed no signs of foul play, according to Deputy Coroner Jeffri Goodfellow.
According to a news release from Manheim Township Police, Sellers was visiting Yelcick at the doctor's home on Sept. 13 when he died. Yelcick is accused of putting the body in Sellers' car, driving him to North York and leaving the car there with Sellers inside, police said.
Robert Beyer, Yelcick's Lancaster-based attorney, could not immediately be reached for comment Monday morning.
Yelcick is a pathologist and is chairman of Lancaster General Hospital's pathology department, according to the hospital's website.
He was placed on administrative leave when hospital officials learned of the charges, a hospital spokesman has said.