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State police investigate Pike woman's death as homicide

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jan 23 2014 09:35:24 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 23 2014 06:05:24 PM CST

The apparent shooting death of a Berks County woman is a case of homicide, District Attorney John Adams said Thursday.

PIKE TWP., Pa. -

The apparent shooting death of a Berks County woman is a case of homicide, District Attorney John Adams said Thursday.

The victim, Louisa Krenzel, was found lying in the driveway of her home at 530 Long Lane in Pike Township shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday, state police said.

Krenzel's husband made the discovery when he and the couple's 11-year-old son arrived at the home, police said.

Emergency crews, including state police, responded to the scene and determined that Krenzel, 48, suffered what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds to the front of her body, according to court documents.

Investigators said they also found multiple bullet holes in the door and trim of the attached garage of the home.

An autopsy was conducted Thursday to determine Krenzel's exact cause of death, but the coroner declined to comment on the findings. Adams said he had no information about the autopsy or how Krenzel died.

So far, authorities have not identified any suspects in the case.