PA - York Co, WhtFem UP56284, 60-90, in freezer, Dillsburg, Feb'19 - Glenora Reckford Delahay arrest

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  1. doodles1211

    doodles1211 Well-Known Member

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    Pennsylvania State Police say they have a tentative identification for a body found in a chest freezer in central Pennsylvania last week, but the cause of death remains unknown.

    The York Dispatch reports two potential home buyers found the body Thursday in an outbuilding on a vacant Warrington Township property. Authorities said the remains were in black trash bags covered by a blanket.

    York County Coroner Pam Gay said the body appeared to be female and was “significantly decomposed” but an autopsy today revealed no obvious signs of trauma. She said more tests are needed to determine whether the death was natural, accidental or otherwise.

    Pa. police have tentative ID for body found in freezer
     
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    The coroner said the body appears to be a female but hasn't been identified. State police said they suspect it is an elderly woman. They have been talking to a woman who is believed to be her granddaughter.

    WGAL's Ed Weinstock spoke with the woman Monday outside her home in York County. We aren't identifying her because she hasn't been charged in the case. She told Ed that state police think she's involved in the case, and she said it's a major possibility she will face charges. She denied any involvement.

    Human remains found in freezer on property in Warrington Township, court papers say
     
  3. cvaldez1975

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    sounds like unreported death in order to continue to receive her benefits.
     
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    Namus UP56284

    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

    [​IMG]
    UNIDENTIFIED
    Unidentified Person / NamUs #UP56284
    Female, White / Caucasian
    Date Found: February 7, 2019
    Location Found: Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
    Estimated Age Range: 60-80 Years
    General Location--Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
    County: York County
    GPS Coordinates--
    Circumstances of Recovery: Body was found in a freezer.
    Details of Recovery


    Inventory of Remains--
    Condition of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial remains with soft tissues
    Physical Description
    Hair Color: Gray or Partially Gray
    Head Hair Description--
    Body Hair Description--
    Facial Hair Description--
    Left Eye Color: Unknown or Missing
    Right Eye Color: Unknown or Missing
    Eye Description--
    Distinctive Physical Features
    No Information Entered


    Clothing and Accessories
    No Information Entered

    Investigating Agencies

    Pennsylvania State Police
    (717) 428-1011

    Agency Case Number
    PA2019-324282
    Jason Groff
    --

    Case Contributors
    Chadwick Roberts, Law Enforcement
    Pennsylvania State Police
    (717) 299-7650
     
  5. MrWilliams

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    Interesting...Is there more information on how the police speculate she died?

    I ask as I've read about similar cases before(also coincidentally in rural PA) where a senior dies and the relatives will store/hide the body and not report the death to continue collecting the deceased's social security checks.

    Wonder if this could be the case here? Especially given her estimated age.
     
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    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

    Sex Female
    Race/Ethnicity White/Caucasian
    Estimated Age Group Adult - Pre 80
    Estimated Age Range 60-80
    Height 4' 9"-5' 2"(57-62 inches) , Estimated
    Weight 105-115 lbs, Estimated

    Circumstances of Recovery
    Body was found in a freezer.

    Condition of Remains
    Not recognizable - Partial remains with soft tissues

    Hair Color Gray or Partially Gray
     
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    If they had a "tenative" ID back in Feb, why would this person be put into NAMUS? Was it not the person that they thought it was?
     
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    Probably to get the DNA ball rolling. They did the same thing with Mary Arcuri and the Garfield (Pittsburgh) remains. Since they went through NamUs for DNA and ID, both cases were added to NamUs database even though they were certain who the remains were.

    There's another thread for this UID. I'll report my own post so they can be merged.
    PA - PA - York Co., WhtFem UP56284, 60-90, body found in a freezer in Dillsburg, Feb'19
     
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    The York Daily Record reports that state police said in a warrant application that they want to search a 60-year-old woman “for the purpose of obtaining a DNA reference sample" to help positively identify remains found in February in York County's Warrington Township.

    Authorities have said they believe the remains, which were in black trash bags covered by a blanket, are those of an elderly woman who may have died in another county. The coroner said last month that her office was waiting on DNA results to rule on the cause and manner of death.

    DNA, financial records sought in probe of remains found in freezer near Dillsburg
     
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    yes sounds like her caretaker was continuing to receive her social security.
     
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    by: Myles Snyder
    Posted: Feb 7, 2020 / 12:28 PM EST / Updated: Feb 7, 2020 / 12:29 PM EST

    DILLSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Authorities say they have a suspect but are waiting for DNA analysis before filing charges in a case where skeletal remains were found stuffed in an old freezer at a Warrington Township property a year ago.

    The DNA will be used to identify the remains found at 40 Kralltown Road.

    “It would be nicer if it came in quicker, but you have to remember we are dealing with some pretty decomposed remains,” York County Coroner Pam Gay said.
    BBM
    Investigators await DNA test to identify human remains in freezer
     
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    ??? Anyone Else See Similarities
    to this 2017 Pennsylvania Case ???


    PA - Patricia Richey, 80, found decomposed, Honesdale,
    23 June 2017
    *Arrest*

    Some Richrd Prosecution Possibilities:

    A1)) Title 18 CS § 2504 :: INvoluntary Manslaughter
    A2)) Title 18 CS § 2705 :: Reckless Endangerment
    A3)) Title 18 CS § 2713 :: Neglect Care of Dependent...
    A4)) Title 18 CS § 3922 :: Theft By Deception
    A5)) Title 18 CS § 5510 :: Abuse of Corpse
    A6)) Title 18 CS § 3921 :: Theft

    (Continued Acceptance of Social Security,
    Pension, Public Assistance Payments)
    A7)) Title 18 CS § 4101 :: Forgery

    § = Section
    CS = Consolidated Statute
     
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    Article from December 2019

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    Police seized a woman's DNA and financial records as part of an ongoing homicide investigation after skeletal remains were found in a freezer in northern York County in February.

    In the warrant application, Pennsylvania State Police say they want to search a 60-year-old woman "for the purpose of obtaining a DNA reference sample by way of buccal swab of the inner cheek to be used for the comparison and identification of human remains."
    [...]
    In the months following the grisly discovery, police obtained financial records related to federal payments the deceased woman was receiving. Police believe these payments were collected and placed in bank accounts long after the woman had died, the warrants state.

    York County Coroner Pam Gay said in late November her office was waiting on the results of the DNA analysis to rule on cause and manner of death.
    [...]
    No charges have been filed in the case.
     
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    Woman hid her Ardmore grandmother’s body in a freezer for 15 years to steal her Social Security checks, police say
    by Julie Shaw, Updated: May 27, 2020- 1:52 PM

    A 61-year-old Pennsylvania woman was arrested Wednesday and charged with theft and abuse of corpse for allegedly hiding her dead grandmother’s body in a freezer for 15 years so she could collect the woman’s Social Security benefits, state police said.

    Cynthia Carolyn Black of York County had told police during their more than yearlong investigation that she had found Glenora Reckford Delahay dead inside their home in the Delaware County section of Ardmore in March 2004, police said.

    Black carried the body to the basement and put it in a freezer because, she said, she needed her grandmother’s Social Security income.

    The grandmother was 97 when she died.
    Woman hid her Ardmore grandmother’s body in a freezer for 15 years to steal her Social Security checks, police say
     
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