Homicide details remain sketchy

Circumstances surrounding Maryland man’s death unclear

A Maryland man killed Saturday in a Bedford County shooting died in a Cambria County hospital, the county coroner told reporters Sunday.

State police have released scant few details on the Saturday death of 58-year-old Daniel J. Sufczynski of Essex, Md. On Sunday, state police Public Information Officer Jeff Petucci said police did not intend to release more information immediately as they pursue leads.

Sufczynski died of a gunshot wound at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center sometime after emergency responders rushed him from the scene Saturday morning, Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees told multiple news outlets. Lees did not return messages seeking comment Sunday.

The circumstances of Sufczynski’s death remain unclear, and police have not filed charges or named suspects publicly.

Police said the homicide took place at 177 Tulsa Road in Southampton Township and listed the incident time about 7:30 a.m. A 911 dispatcher said it took place at a cabin, and that emergency medical responders were called in about 7:35 a.m. under a “special assignment.”

Southampton Township Supervisor Chair Karen Cregger said the area is rural and largely cut off from the rest of the county. Only one dead-end road leads to the small development, which hosts only a few permanent residents and sits less than a mile from the Maryland border.

Several homes in the area are used as vacation cabins by visitors from Maryland and nearby states, Cregger said. While she did not know Sufczynski personally, Cregger said she believes he was a “weekender” who visited occasionally.

A deed transfer published in October in the Mirror shows a Daniel J. and Margaret Elizabeth Sufczynski obtained a Southampton Township property for $10,000. It is unclear whether the property listed is the site of the homicide.

State police said anyone with information is asked to called the Bedford station at 623-6133. Callers can remain anonymous.

Mirror Staff Writer Ryan Brown is at 946-7457.

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