In August of 2016 PSP Frackville Station was notified of a human skull that was located in an active mining pit.
The skull was found at the bottom of an embankment, however after extensive searches of the area no other bones were located.
It was confirmed by a forensic anthropologist that the skull was human and male. The skull was eventually sent to the University of North Texas for DNA testing.
In November of 2019 PSP was notified that the DNA from the skull tested positive to a known male contributor being Jason GOLD.
GOLD was not reported missing by any agency's and had several active warrants.
GOLD's license had an Easton PA address, however in July of 2014 the West Mahanoy Township Police Department had an incident with GOLD and he was using the above listed Tar Road Address.
Several family members were interviewed and were unable to provide further information on why GOLD would have been where his body was discovered or why only his skull was discovered.
Name: Jason Gold
Last known address: 12 Tar Road
Lost Creek, Pa 17946
DOB: 12/12/1985 – 34 years old
Features: Brown hair, blue eyes (glasses), tattoos on arms.
6’1” Tall – 165 lbs
Any persons with information regarding this incident are asked to contact the PSP Troop L Reading Station at 610-378-4454 and ask to speak to Tpr. Womer or you can call the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers if you have information on this crime, any serious crime, or wanted person, call the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477).
All callers remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH REWARD. All information is accurate as of Release Date.
Media Release #2586