Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Law enforcement continues to investigate the death of Natalie Marella, whose body was found in a cornfield in New Hanover Township in August of last year.
Investigators still aren't certain how an Ambler woman died last year and are asking the public for help. They want to know who Natalie Marella was with in the hours before her body was discovered near a cornfield in New Hanover Township on Aug. 29, 2012. While the investigation continues into the death of the 26-year-old Marella, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office has announced the findings of the investigation into her cause of death. The Montgomery County Coroner determined that a seizure disorder caused Marella's death, according to a press release. The release also notes that she had a head injury, which it describes as a "significant condition." A toxicology report showed no significant findings. While officials reached…
Friday, January 25, 2013
A woman had alleged that Montgomery County Coroner Walter Hofman violated her due process rights by withholding a suicide note written to her by her deceased son.
Montgomery County Coroner Walter I. Hofman did not violate a woman's due process rights when he refused to release a suicide note written to her by her deceased son, a federal judge ruled on Jan. 23. The Pennsylvania Record reports that U.S. District Judge Ronald Buckwalter dismissed a lawsuit filed last summer by resident Lisa Feldman against Hofman. Feldman's son, Evan Clausen, committed suicide in September 2011. He left a suicide note to his mother and others on the dining room table of his home. When Hofman took possession of the body for a coroner's investigation, he also took possession of the suicide note. According to court documents, Hofman returned Evan's possessions to Feldman on the same day he ruled the death a suicide, but …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Examination of the body revealed no signs of trauma; criminal investigation ongoing.
The body that was discovered along the railroad tracks beneath South Charlotte Street has been identified as 48-year-old Ronald Sheerer. According to a report by the Pottstown Mercury, Montgomery County Coroner Walter Hofman stated that there was no evidence of trauma to the body, but it will take two-to-three months before the results of various testing will be returned. Click here to follow us on Facebook Until then, the criminal investigation is ongoing until the cause of death has been determined. To read more of this story, click here. See also: Body Discovered Below Pottstown Bridge Suspects Captured in Alleged Thefts from Toys for Tots Student with Umbrella Leads to High School Lockdown Police Investigating Sassamansville Crime Spree
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Rachel Rymann's blood-alcohol levels were 0.24 and 0.32 percent following DUI arrests in May 2010 and November 2011. She continues to operate vehicles owned by the county coroner's office.
A medical investigator with the Montgomery County Coroner's Office continues to drive a county vehicle despite two DUI arrests in the last 19 months. Official police crash reports obtained by Patch indicate that Rachel Rymann, 33, was charged with DUI and careless driving following a crash in Lansdale on Nov. 10 in which her 2001 Chrysler Sebring damaged three parked vehicles on East Main Street in the borough. Rymann's blood alcohol level (BAC) was tested at 0.32 percent, four times the state's legal limit of 0.08, according to the police report. That incident followed a May 2010 arrest in North Wales, in which Rymann struck a parked vehicle on East Walnut Street with her 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse. Rymann's BAC at the time of that crash was…