On 09/09/17 at approximately 1434 hours, PSP Gibson initiated a death investigation upon receiving information that a deceased female had been discovered on a rail bed at the bottom of a steep cliff by a person out walking in Great Bend Township, Susquehanna County.

At the same time, Kristy Marie RYCZAK, W/N-F, 38 YOA from Lackawanna County, was reported missing by her family. Through the investigation, it was learned that the deceased female was RYCZAK and that she had likely fallen down the cliff the previous night.

Following an autopsy conducted on 09/11/17, the manner of the victim’s death was ruled accidental.