Thursday, January 10, 2019

Assault Being Investigated as Homicide After Victim Dies from Injuries

Police have announced that the victim of an assault at an ATV in Hegins Township has died.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Schuylkill Haven, a 53 year old woman from Ephrata was assaulted while staying at the Rausch Creek Trailer Riders, in Hegins Township.

Police say around 8:00am, Sunday, the staff was contacted by a male who was staying at the camp.

The male was acting in an erratic manner and staff questioned him where his girlfriend was.

Around 10:30am, staff drove to the male's camp site and found the victim in a Dodge Ram truck lying in the passenger's side seat.

The victim had severe head and neck trauma and was bleeding heavily.

EMS arrived on scene and transported the victim to a waiting helicopter where she was flown to Hershey Medical Center.

After arriving at the hospital, stab wounds were found on the victim and medical staff related some of her injuries were also consistent with strangulation.

According to an update from the Pennsylvania State Police, the victim died from her injuries Wednesday afternoon.

The incident is now being investigated as a homicide.

Police have not released the identity of the suspect, the victim, or if anyone is in custody.

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