Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Pennsylvania State Police Identify Deceased Woman Found in Schuylkill County Early Last Year

The Pennsylvania State Police have released the identify of a woman that was found deceased in Schuylkill County in March of 2023.

According to State Police, on Sunday, March 26th, 2023, around 5:30pm, the Schuylkill Haven Barracks responded to the area of Fernwood Avenue in St. Clair to assist the St. Clair Borough Police with an investigating of a decomposing body.

An autopsy was conducted the following week in Dauphin County on the body. 

The Victim was determined to be approximately a female with brownish/blonde hair with an approximate height of 5’00”-5’02 and approximately 100-125 pounds. The Victim had a medical condition of sclerosis of the spine, possibly a right leg injury and had approximately five teeth. 

The Victim was wearing black/gold Ugg boots size 6, pink ankle socks with donuts on them, black Russell athletic pants, purple bra and a medium white Guess jacket. 

The Victim was wearing an Alex and Ani bracelet on her right wrist with the following four charms on the bracelet: a capital N, a recycle symbol, the word Energy and the words "Made With Love".

The Victim is believed to be deceased for several months around December-January.

On Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024, the Pennsylvania State Police at Schuylkill Haven identified the victim as 60-year-old Karen Rosemarie Rohrbach.  The Pennsylvania State Police Forensic DNA Division assisted with identifying the victim and it was determined she died of natural causes and no foul play was suspected.