Pottstown Shooting Death Ruled Homicide

POTTSTOWN, PA — The victim of a fatal shooting Thursday night has been identified.

Steven Mitchell, 20, was found dead in a car in the 400 block of Jefferson Avenue.

Mitchell died from a single gunshot wound to the torso, according to Dr. Walter Hofman, the Montgomery County Coroner. Hofman was not able to confirm where Mitchell lived.

Mitchell’s death was ruled a homicide, Hofman said.

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Authorities Tight-Lipped On Lower Pottsgrove Hit-And-Run Investigation

Location of Lower Pottsgrove Township in Montg...

Location of Lower Pottsgrove Township in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County authorities remained tight-lipped Tuesday about their investigation into the death of an elderly woman who reportedly was struck by a bus a day earlier while walking in Lower Pottsgrove.

County First Assistant District Attorney Kevin R. Steele did not release any new details about the crash investigation, which is being handled jointly by county detectives and township police. County detectives normally take the lead role in all fatal crash investigations.

Authorities previously identified the victim as Shirley Wilhelm, 78, of Pottstown, who was struck about 7 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Mervine and North Charlotte streets.  Wilhelm, reportedly on her routine morning walk, died at the scene, according to authorities.

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Lower Pottsgrove Standoff Ends With AWOL Soldier Found Dead Inside Home (video)

Location of Lower Pottsgrove Township in Montg...

Location of Lower Pottsgrove Township in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

LOWER POTTSGROVE — A 5½-hour standoff involving a man reportedly AWOL from the Pennsylvania National Guard ended with the discovery of his lifeless body in a second-floor bedroom early Wednesday night.

Lower Pottsgrove Police Chief Michael Foltz said the Montgomery County Detectives were not called to the scene because authorities do not believe the incident is a homicide. Township police would be conducting a thorough investigation throughout the evening hours Wednesday, Foltz said.

A van from the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office arrived at the scene shortly before Foltz addressed the media for the last time and confirmed the subject of the standoff was found dead.

Police did not release the name of the deceased pending notification of next of kin.

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Unidentified Woman Found Dead In New Hanover Field, Autopsy Wednesday Night

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Location of New Hanover Township in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

NEW HANOVER TOWNSHIP (Montgomery County) — The body of a young woman was discovered by a township farmer cutting grass in his field Wednesday morning.

The identity of the woman, described as a white female by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, was not determined as of Wednesday night.

Sources further described the woman as being in her late teens or early 20s, though that was not confirmed by officials.

Renninger Road, for a report of an unresponsive subject around 10:21 a.m. When police arrived, however, they determined the person was deceased, and the Montgomery County Detectives were called to the scene.

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