Bradford County man charged in death investigation of wife

TOWANDA – Scott R. Kunkle, 29, of 239 Kent Run Road, was charged by state police in the investigation of the death of his wife, Patricia J. Kunkle, 28, of the same address.

According to police, they responded to the residence for a report of a domestic disturbance with an unresponsive female Sunday.

Patricia Kunkle was transported to Towanda Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead by Bradford County Coroner Thomas Carman, with the exact time of her death still under investigation.

Scott Kunkle was arrested and charged with simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

He was arraigned before District Judge Timothy Clark and remanded to Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 bail.

An autopsy was performed on Patricia Kunkle Monday at Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, N.Y. and the investigation into the cause of death still is under investigation.