Erica Shultz Wiki – Erica Shultz Bio
Erica Shultz, who was autistic and diabetic, was reported missing by her sister on December 6 and police say Haulman met Shultz online and murdered her in the wooded area off Hobbie Road in Butler Township, Luzerne County.
Harold D. Haulman III, 42, has been charged in the disappearance and death of Shultz in Pennsylvania. Shultz was last seen on December 6 and her body was found in a wooded area in Luzerne County, northeast Pennsylvania on December 27 after Haulman confessed to the crime and directed officers to her body, police said in a press conference.
She was 26 years old.
Erica Shultz Disappearance
The victim’s sister reported her missing Dec. 6 to Bloomsburg police, the (Wilkes-Barre) Times Leader reported. Investigators said a witness reported seeing the victim get into a minivan after leaving work at a Bloomsburg grocery store on Nov. 14. They said Haulman owns a vehicle of the same description.
A few days after her disappearance, her sister posted on Facebook, “Erica is 5’4”, 220lbs, with blonde hair and blues eye. She is a diabetic without her medications. She doesn’t drive or have a driver’s license. #savingshultz. She would NOT leave on her own without telling us. And she would not leave her emotional support cat, Luna.” She said their family would be offering a reward for information.
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According to Pennsylvania State Police after an investigation into the disappearance of Erica Shultz, the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office along with the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office have charged Harold Haulman with criminal homicide, kidnapping, and abuse of a corpse.
Harold D. Haulman Arrested
Detectives found Haulman in Michigan and placed a tracking device on his van. After he missed a scheduled interview with FBI agents, investigators followed his movements from Michigan to Ohio and Pennsylvania, WBRE/WYOU reported.
On December 25, he arrived at his wife’s home in Pennsylvania and he was located by a Norfolk Southern Railroad employee walking along the tracks on December 26.
The railroad employee said Haulman slashed himself in the arm with a boxcutter and said, “I want to kill myself, I need to die for my sins,” the outlet wrote.
Haulman was hospitalized. In an interview with FBI agents and Pennsylvania State Police, he described killing Shultz showed them where to find Shultz’s body on Google Maps, WBRE/WYOU wrote.
Haulman confessed to the murder, the outlet reported, and told police that he walked into the woods with Shultz and hit her around a dozen times with a “mallet-type” hammer. According to police, he said he then stabbed Shultz with a kitchen knife about a dozen more times.
On December 27, police searched the area of the woods indicated by Haulman and found Shultz’s body bearing wounds consistent with Haulman’s description of the murder.