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Boone dies from self-inflicted wound

ALTOONA — Accused murderer Anthony Grant Boone, 36, of Howard, died on Tuesday night, Lawrence Township Police Chief Douglas Clark told The Progress of Clearfield.

Boone is accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend, Rebecca Solt, 40, of Clearfield, to death with a rifle as she sat on a backyard swing the afternoon of Aug. 27. The murder took place along Legion Road in the Hyde section of Clearfield.

Boone fled the scene in his vehicle — along with his dog — and a manhunt ensued, involving multiple agencies throughout the region.

Authorities received a report the next day on Aug. 28 that Boone was spotted between Clearfield and Curwensville. Lawrence Township, Clearfield Borough police and Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to the area. He was located holding a rifle near Hogback Bridge at approximately 2 p.m. Boone shot himself in the chest/shoulder area after police ordered him to drop his firearm.

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