Missing Shrewsbury Twp. man found dead, cause of death under review

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch
James Spiegel

The cause of death remains under review for a Shrewsbury Township man reported missing last week and found dead on his property Friday.

James Spiegel, 62, of the 15000 block of Whitcraft Road, was last seen alive on Tuesday, June 11, according to a news release from the York County Coroner’s Office.

State police conducted a search of the property that included calling in a scuba team to search a water feature, according to the York County 911 Center's WebCAD system.

On Friday, June 14, state police issued updates on Facebook and Twitter that simply said the missing man had been found.

But a subsequent release of information from the York County Coroner's Office made it clear Spiegel had been found dead.

The man's family found his body on his property Friday, June 14, according to the coroner's office.

It appeared Spiegel had been dead for several days, and there were no obvious signs of foul play, the release stated.

An autopsy was performed Monday, June 17, but additional testing must be done before the cause and manner of his death are determined, according to the coroner's office.

There were no obvious signs of foul play, and the state police investigation into Spiegel's death continues, the coroner's office said.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.