Police: Easton Slaying Victim Connected To Drug Trade; Won’t Comment On Motive

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Northampton C...

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Northampton County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Four days after a 28-year-old woman was found shot to death in the West Ward, Easton authorities identified her and said she is linked to the drug trade, though they would not comment on a motive.

Authorities said Thursday they had no current address for Amanda Stratford, but online searches link the victim of Sunday’s homicide to the Wilkes-Barre area, where she lived for several years.

Easton police Lt. Matthew Gerould would not comment on a motive in the slaying, nor say if authorities have any suspects in custody, but said she likely knew her killer or killers. He said investigators were releasing Stratford’s street nickname, “Money,” in hopes that anyone who knew her may come forward with information.

Stratford was involved in drug trade “in and around” Easton and other areas, Gerould said.

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Homicide: Woman Found Shot Dead In Pickup Truck In Easton

English: Skyline of Easton, PA from Lafayette ...

English: Skyline of Easton, PA from Lafayette College (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Easton police are investigating the killing of a woman found dead in a green pickup truck Sunday night.

Authorities have not released the woman’s name or details about the homicide, but have said the victim was shot.

The woman was found about 11:30 p.m. inside the cab of a pickup truck parked in the 100 block of South Peach Street, an alley between South 13th and South 14th streets that runs parallel to Ferry Street.

Police said they also are withholding information about how many times the woman was shot, but police said they received reports of gunshots being fired in the neighborhood prior to receiving a report of an unresponsive woman in a pickup truck.

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