A sixth-round draft pick for the Philadelphia Flyers in 2004 has been accused of stabbing a referee 14 times and burying his body in Slovakia over a year ago. Ladislav Scurko, who hasn’t been involved with the Flyers organization for some time, supposedly murdered Marek Liptag for failure to repay a debt.
The body was discovered buried last winter in a forest. The murder allegedly occurred at a way stop on a highway near Kosice, Slovakia. Scurko could face up to 20 years in prison if found guilty.
The Flyers organization released a statement making it clear that they never signed Scurko and have nothing to do with him now. Scurko plyed his trade in Slovak’s pro leagues instead. It’s not clear if Liptag worked in the same leagues.