Upper Merion Man Died of Natural Causes, Police Still Searching for Mystery Woman

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    George Spencer
    Officials responded to a home on the 100 block of Stewart Street in Upper Merion shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday.

    A Montgomery County man who was found dead inside his home died of natural causes, according to investigators.

    On Tuesday at 7:35 p.m., a call was made from a home on the 100 block of Stewart Street in Upper Merion Township. Officials say the call was disconnected before the caller said anything to the operator.

    Upper Merion Police officers responded to the home but could not make contact with anyone inside the house. A neighbor told police he saw a woman leaving the house right before they arrived.

    Officers entered the house and found the homeowner, 67-year-old Adam Puchalski Jr., lying on the kitchen floor. EMS tried to revive him but were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at 8:12 p.m.

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    An autopsy performed on Puchalski Jr. on Wednesday determined that he died of natural causes. Despite this, investigators still want to speak with the woman who was last seen leaving the house before police arrived. Investigators believe the woman's name is "Sarah." She is described as a heavy-set woman, approximately 40 years of age with long brown hair. She was last seen wearing a light-colored shirt and carrying a white purse as well as a black purse.

    Neighbors told NBC10 they spotted Puchalski Jr. walking with the woman, who they claim was his girlfriend, about two hours before he was found dead. According to neighbors, the two began dating only a few days ago.

    "I'm just shocked," said Ray Stingel, one of the neighbors. "To know that you see somebody and then two hours later, they're gone."

    If you have any information on the whereabouts of the woman or Puchalski's death, please call Upper Merion Township Police at 610-266-3232.

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