PA State Police

Three Arrested, One Sought in Murder of Edwardsville Man

April 18, 2019 - 5:50 am

Police in one part of Luzerne County have arraigned three people, one of them identified as the mans granddaughter in connection with his death in Edwardsville. Another is still sought. The body of 71 year old Joseph Monka was found in his Arch Street home when Police were called to do a welfare check yesterday afternoon. Those arraigned on open counts of murder this morning include Monka's granddaughter, 17 year old Gabriella Long, 16 year old Mercedes Hall and 19 year old Christopher Cortez.  Police are looking for 20 year old Devin Cunningham. If you know his whereabouts your asked to contact police immediately. Investigators say they killed the man to rob him.

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