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Press Release: Wellsburg Murder, April 18

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FROM: Sheriff Chuck Jackson

               Sheriff of Brooke County


       RE: Arrest in Jason Pratz Murder


 DATE OF RELEASE: April 18, 2013



            This morning, Deputies from Brooke County Sheriff's Office, assisted by the United States Marshall's Service, the Washington County Sheriff's Office and the Smith Township Police made an arrest in the murder of Jason Pratz of McKinleyville.


            Rocco Zucarro, 28 years of age, from Burgettstown, PA, was taken into custody in Washington County PA, without incident, based on a Brooke County warrant charging Zucarro with Pratz's murder.


            As you recall, Jason Pratz was killed in his home in McKinleyville on February 18, 2013. The crime was discovered the following day and investigated by the Brooke County Sheriff's Office. The two month investigation has ultimately led to Zucarro's arrest this morning.


Zucarro will be charged in Pennsylvania as a Fugitive from Justice, and will await extradition back to Brooke County. Until extradition, Zucarro will be housed in the Washington County Jail.

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