SUGARLOAF TWP. — State police are calling the June 2018 disappearance of William L. Morse III a criminal homicide investigation despite the Luzerne County Coroner’s Office not responding to officially pronounce a death. Investigators on Wednesday served a search warrant at Morse’s property at 170 Hollow Rd. in Sugarloaf Township and other areas in southern Luzerne County. Search warrants were sealed, state police said. After an extensive search that concentrated at a barn on the property, investigators announced late Wednesday afternoon that the missing persons investigation turned into a criminal homicide investigation. Coroner Daniel Hughes said Thursday morning neither he or any deputy coroner were called to the Hollow Road property to pronounce death. State police have not released information if a body had been found on the property or elsewhere nor have they explained why the case is a criminal homicide investigation. Sugarloaf Township police investigated Morse as a missing persons case. State police took over the investigation in October 2018. Earlier this week, state police said pictures of Morse have been used on a dating website by a profile name “stubby.” The known p...