John M. Ketterman
John M. Ketterman

The death of a Dover Township man shot while camping in Adams County was a homicide.

John M. Ketterman, 52, of Brookside Avenue, died of a single gunshot wound to the torso, according to Adams County Coroner Pat Felix.

In late July, Felix ruled the May 25 death a homicide.

She said making the ruling took time because her office was working with state police investigators and the Adams County District Attorney's Office.

Also, Felix said, she was waiting for the final autopsy report.

Ketterman was camping with his wife at the Hosack Run Campground in Caledonia State Park when he was killed, Adams County District Attorney Shawn Wagner has said.

Troopers from the Gettysburg barracks of state police were called to the park about 1:45 a.m. May 25 for a report of a "discharged weapon." There, troopers found Ketterman dead.

Brian Sinnett, first assistant district attorney in Adams County, said no charges have been filed.

"We're not releasing any information on suspects or charges at this time, but the investigation is ongoing," he said.

He said Ketterman's homicide was not random.

Ketterman's widow, Monica Ketterman, did not answer her home phone Thursday.

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