DUNCANNON, Pa. (WHTM) — 42-year-old Harold Haulman III of Duncannon, Perry County is behind bars and facing several charges for the kidnapping and death of a Bloomsburg woman.
The body of 26-year-old Erica Shultz was found over the weekend in a wooded area of Butler Township, Luzerne County.
Shultz, who is on the autism spectrum, went missing earlier this month.
Loved ones knew she was meeting someone she talked to on the dating website meetme.com and were worried she could be easily manipulated.
Investigators pieced together what happened and who was involved with phone records.
Police say the day after Christmas, Haulman was along railroad tracks in Duncannon, where he slashed his own arm and told a Norfolk Southern Railroad agent he needed to die for his sins.
He was sent to Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill.
When questioned by investigators, Haulman admitted to asking Shultz to go for a drive and then a walk, which is when he killed her.
“Walking her into the woods and hitting her with a mallet-type hammer and stabbing her several times, leaving her where she lie,” said Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis.
Police say while Haulman was in the hospital, he asked to show them where Shultz’s body was located on Google Maps. That helped them locate her remains Sunday.
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