POTTSTOWN — The identity of the 48-year-old man found dead Monday morning beneath the South Charlotte Street bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks is Ronald Sheerer.
HEREFORD, PA — A body was discovered hanging in a wooded area behind Poor Richard’s Historic Hereford Hotel shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the Pennsylvania State Police at Reading barracks.
Although police have not yet identified the person, they did say he is a white man and the death has been deemed a suicide.
Trooper David Beohm, the public information officer at the Reading barracks, said the body had been in the woods for weeks.
Editor’s note: It’s rather hard to believe that a dead body could be a few hundred feet away from Borough Hall, the Brick House and in view of High Street and nobody noticed? Is the homeless problem so bad that we just ignore someone lying on the ground in a public place? If the woman died where she was photographed, how could she have been there that long and nobody thought something was wrong?
POTTSTOWN, PA — The woman whose lifeless body was found lying near the fountain in Smith Family Plaza Thursday evening has been identified by the county coroner who said she was likely there for 8 to 12 hours before someone alerted authorities.
Dr. Walter I. Hofman said the woman has been identified as 49-year-old Cynthia Atkinson, believed to be homeless. Hofman said no next of kin has been identified.