Erica Shultz ( Was Killed by Man She Met Online)
26-year-old Erica Shultz was last seen on December 6 and her body was found in a wooded area in Luzerne County, northeast Pennsylvania on December 27 after Haulman confessed to the crime and directed officers to her body, police said in a press conference.
Shultz, who was autistic and diabetic, was reported missing by her sister on December 6 and police say Haulman met Shultz online and murdered her in the wooded area off Hobbie Road in Butler Township, Luzerne County.
Charged Women In Case
HArold D. Haulman III, 42, is accused of the disappearance and death of 26-year-old Erica Shultz in Pennsylvania. At a police press conference, Shultz was last seen on December 6, and his body was found on December 27 in a wooded area in Luzerne County, northeast of Pennsylvania, after Haulman confessed to the crime and led officers to his body.
Police wrote that Shultz frequently used dating apps and spoke to men on MeetMe, Skout, and Facebook, Fox56 wrote despite his sister Emily Corbin warning him against this.
On December 2nd, Shultz told one of his friends that he had spoken to someone named “Dave” and that he had to “pack everything up and go with him”. He said, “I’ll see how it goes,” and said he was planning to meet him on December 5th, but asked his friend to install a tracking app on his phone. Fox56 reported that Shultz’s sister had disappeared on December 6, and her disappearance was considered suspicious from the beginning: she did not come to work, left her emotional support cat behind without extra food, and had not taken her medication. Police identified Haulman as the person of interest after they found that a search warrant had cell phones together in his apartment on December 4 and then traveled together on I-80 until Shultz’s phone stopped connecting to the towers.A few days after her disappearance, her sister posted “Erica 5’4”, 220 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes on Facebook. He is a drug-free diabetic. He is not driving or has a license. #savingshultz. He will NOT go on his own without telling us. And the emotional support would not leave her cat, Luna. “She said her parents would offer a reward for knowledge.
Detectives found Haulman in Michigan and installed a tracking device in his van. WBRE / WYOU reported that after missing a scheduled interview with FBI agents, the investigators were tracking their movements from Michigan to Ohio and Pennsylvania. He reached his wife’s home in Pennsylvania on December 25 and was found on December 26 by a Norfolk Southern Railroad employee walking along the rails.
The railway worker wrote that Haulman cut him off his arm with a chisel and said, “I want to kill myself, I have to die for my sins.” Haulman was hospitalized