Officials hope toxicology tests explain man’s death

DUSHORE – Investigators are hoping toxicology tests might provide some answers into how a 51-year-old man found dead late Wednesday morning outside his home died.

A relative found Randy Weaver collapsed outside his home on Dutch Mountain Road, about a mile north of here, in Cherry Township about 11:45 a.m., Sullivan County Coroner Wendy Hastings said.

“There is nothing to lead us to suspect foul play at this time,” Hastings said. The state police also are investigating the death.

Weaver’s 32-year-old wife, Bernadette, and the couple’s 7-month-old son, Nathan, perished in a house fire that destroyed the family’s home on Dutch Mountain Road in late March 2010.

Weaver, rescued by volunteer firefighters, also was hurt in the March 28 blaze and was flown to a New York State burn center, where he was hospitalized and eventually discharged.

The cause of the fire was ruled accidental, according to Hastings.

Weaver rebuilt a new home on the same site as where the original house stood.

Police are trying to determine a timeline of Weaver’s actions in the last days of his life. Anyone with information that might be helpful to investigators is asked to call the state police at 570-946-4610.