Homicide case 2020

McClure, Pa. – A man has been charged with the murder of a McClure woman who had been missing since 2018, according to state police.

Harold Haulman III, 42, a transient with no permanent address listed in court records, was charged with allegedly killing 25-year-old Tianna Phillips.  The announcement came from Pennsylvania State Police Troop N – Hazleton, at the conclusion of a multi-agency investigation which included the Luzerne and Columbia county district attorney offices.  

Phillips’ sister reported her missing on June 13, 2018. Phillips had two children, ages 6 and 4, according to reports. It was believed that Phillips was staying in Berwick at the time she was reported missing. Berwick Borough Police Department filed a missing person report on Aug. 21, 2018.

Haulman also faces homicide charges for the death of a Columbia County woman in December. The body of Erica Shultz, 26, of Bloomsburg, was found in a wooded area of Hobbie Road in Butler Township, Luzerne County, on Dec. 27. Shultz was reported missing by her family on Dec. 4 after she failed to show up for work.

Related Reading: Body of woman reported missing in early December found in Luzerne County 

In addition to homicide charges for the death of Phillips, Haulman also was charged with kidnapping and abuse of a corpse. Haulman, who is currently incarcerated at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility, will have a preliminary hearing on May 25 at the office of District Judge Daniel O'Donnell in Luzerne County. 

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