Pennsylvania Man Jailed After 911 Confession That He Killed Woman: Police

A Pennsylvania man has been jailed on assault and endangerment charges in the death of a woman that he allegedly confessed to during a 911 call.

Lackawanna County District Attorney Shane Scanlon says the death is "suspicious" but that homicide charges could be added after an autopsy on the victim's body Wednesday.

For now, 62-year-old Robert Sanchuk is in custody on the other charges.

Police say he called 911 about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and acknowledged killing the woman in their home in Taylor, a tiny borough next to Scranton. Investigators say her body was found covered in blood.

Online court records don't list an attorney for Sanchuk. The victim's name wasn't being released while authorities tracked down her relatives.

Sanchuk faces a preliminary hearing Dec. 13.

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