Police Investigate Homicide At Hillside Tavern
With an official ruling having been rendered by the coroner’s office last week, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg are moving forward with their investigation into the death of a 32-year-old man outside a bar in Metal Township, Franklin County.
Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner reported Dale Steven Henry was pronounced dead at 2:10 p.m. at Altoona Regional Trauma Center in Blair County on Monday, May 31. Manner of death was homicide from multiple blunt force trauma caused by a vehicle.
According to Conner, for investigative purposes, jurisdiction in the case has been released back to the Franklin County Coroner’s Office with full cooperation from Blair County Coroner Patricia Ross.
Henry suffered the fatal injuries almost 12 hours earlier while outside the Hillside Tavern located at 19359 Fannettsburg Road West, Fannettsburg. Troopers and emergency responders were dispatched to the bar at 2:37 a.m. after receiving a report of a seriously injured man. A patron stayed with Henry until emergency officials arrived and found Henry “Unconscious and unresponsive.”
Henry was initially identified by state police as hailing from Burnt Cabins. Henry’s obituary and a verification from the coroner’s office have since revealed the 32- year-old man actually resided in East Waterford, Pa.
Henry was last employed at Olympic Steel in Chambersburg. In addition to his parents, Rodrigo and Denise (Hockenberry) Rodriguez of Bloomsburg, and Dale J. Henry from Fannettsburg, Henry is also survived by his four children.