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Locals Looking For Answers After Homeless Man Murdered

EDWARDSVILLE — Dozens of people gathered in Luzerne County to remember a homeless man whose body was discovered a week ago. According to investigators, Ku...
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EDWARDSVILLE -- Dozens of people gathered in Luzerne County to remember a homeless man whose body was discovered a week ago.

According to investigators, Kurt Swan was stabbed multiple times before his body was found last Saturday.

"Who could've done this," asked Kathleen Layden of Kingston. "I want to know who did this."

Layden was one of about 70 people who showed up outside the Dollar Tree store in Edwardsville for a vigil honoring Swan.

Nick Skordalellis is the store manager and would see Swan sitting outside with his dog Peanut time and time again.

"Everybody felt he was one of the nicest people in the world," said Skordalellis.

"He might've been homeless but he didn't hurt a fly," said Shawn Smith of Plymouth.

"He had a lot of friends but he was happy where he was and doing his thing," Layden added.

According to people who knew Kurt Swan, he and his dog Peanut would bounce around living in places like Kirby Park, friends' houses, and ultimately behind Mark's Plaza in a wooded area where his body was found in Edwardsville.

No one has been charged yet in Swan's death, leaving Swan's family of friends angry and wondering what happened.

"We really need to get justice for this man with him being stabbed like that, that's a brutal death," Smith added.

If you have any information about what happened to Kurt Swan, you're asked to call state police.