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Police Probe Man’s Suspicious Death Overnight

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Officials say Michael Paul Schacht was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. (Photo Credit: City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police)

Officials say Michael Paul Schacht was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. (Photo Credit: City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police)

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh police continue their investigation into a man’s death after he was found lying along a road on Pittsburgh’s North Side overnight with an injury to his head.

According to police, 58-year-old Michael Schacht was found lying face down at the intersection of Brighton Road and Brighton Place after 12:30 a.m.

Authorities say he was unresponsive and bleeding from the head.

Police report that the victim’s identification and his car, a 2002 Hyundai Sonata, are missing. The vehicle is silver with the license plate number GBY-1530.

Schacht was taken to Allegheny General Hospital where he was pronounced dead just after 1:30 a.m.

According to his co-workers, Schacht worked as an usher at PNC Park and Three Rivers Stadium for close to 20 years. He was well known to Pirates fans in the third level section of the ballpark.

“Mike was a tremendous gentleman. He was a valuable asset to where we sat,” said Dan Coleman, Schacht’s friend. “He was not only an usher, but he was a very good friend.”

In a statement, Pittsburgh Pirates Chairman Bob Nutting said: “We at the Pirates family are shocked and deeply saddened by the news of the senseless death of Michael Schacht, a dedicated PNC Park employee. Our thoughts, hearts and prayers go out to Michael’s family and friends.”

The Pirates held a moment of silence for Schacht before the start of Saturday night’s game.

Anyone with information is being asked to call Pittsburgh police at 412-323-7161.

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