An autopsy Tuesday morning on the body of 21-year-old Samantha “Sami” Young determined she died of multiple stab wounds, according to the York County Coroner’s Office, which has ruled her death a homicide.
Samantha Young’s former boyfriend was covered in blood when police went to his Wrightsville home Sunday afternoon.
Marcus James Bordelon admitted to officers that he and Young had been in a domestic dispute inside his home Saturday evening, and admitted he “did use a knife to keep her from leaving the residence” about 4 a.m. Sunday, according to charging documents.
Bordelon claimed a large blood stain on his floor came from a cut on his own hand, police said.
Authorities have not been able to determine if the body of a man discovered in the Susquehanna River Tuesday is that of a York County canoeist who disappeared on Sunday.
Lancaster County Coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni said his office is still working to see if it is Robert Brennan, 63, of Wrightsville, who went missing after his canoe capsized just north of Marietta in Conoy Township.
“We are attempting to find dental records to help us make a positive I.D.,” Diamantoni said after an autopsy on Wednesday. “We know he is a middle-aged man and he died from freshwater drowning.”
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A Veterans Memorial Bridge project involving Lancaster County has been an enlightening experience for Wrightsville Mayor Neil Habecker.
“It’s like changing the front door on your house,” he said. “This should raise the property value of the community.”
Habecker said he is excited about the bridge lighting project to install 65 new cast-iron lights with 1930s-style lantern design and LED bulbs.
For the project, Wrightsville entered into a bridge maintenance partnership with Columbia Borough and West Hempfield Township, both in Lancaster County. The three municipalities have been discussing the project for about five years to replace the current old, rusting cobra head light fixtures, Habecker said.