JERSEY SHORE - Authorities hope that today's autopsy will shed some light on the remains found in a residence at 317 S. Lincoln Ave. last Thursday.
Homeowner Glenn A. Jackson has been incarcerated since Thursday in lieu of $200,000 bail. He faces charges of abusing a corpse and tampering with physical evidence.
However, investigators say that he may face more serious charges depending on the results of the autopsy.
Many believe the body is that of Michael Krauser, a friend of Jackson who has been missing since early February.
According to Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling, preliminary findings support the theory that it is Krauser's body police dogs discovered in the basement of Jackson's home.
"Right now I believe it is (Krauser's remains) but we can't say for sure until after the autopsy," Kiessling said Sunday evening.
The autopsy will help determine the cause of death, approximate time of death, and identification of the remains, Kiessling explained.
While the findings may answer many important questions and give authorities enough evidence to peruse homicide charges, the final report may take several weeks to complete, according to Kiessling.
"We may have to run a toxicology and send samples out to do further testing," he said.
Jackson was arrested following a police search of his home early March 7.
According to court records, several witnesses came forward and told authorities that Jackson has described the process of burying and re-burying Krauser's body in a 4-foot deep crawl space in his home's basement.