Cold case: Steven Kachonik



Loyalhanna Township, PA. -- Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Investigation Unit continue their investigation of the homicide of Steven Andrew Kachonik.

On November 12, 2005, at 9:00 p.m., family members contacted the State Police to report that Steven Kachonik had gone hunting on this date, but never returned home. 

On November 13, 2005, at approximately 7:10 a.m., Steven was found deceased underneath his portable tree stand in a wooded area, approximately 1/8 mile west of SR981 and approximately ½ mile south of Robinson Road, Loyalhanna Township, Westmoreland County. 

It was determined that Steven Kachonik had been shot with a gun. 

Anyone having information on this incident is asked to anonymously contact the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477) or online at

All callers to Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH REWARD for information that leads to an arrest, the solving of a crime/cold case or the location of a wanted person/fugitive or missing person.

All information is accurate as of Release Date and is subject to change or updated. 

Sunday, November 13, 2005 - 12:30pm

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