Monday, September 23, 2013

Woman's Body Found in Pickup Truck, Easton Homicide Unit Investigating

A woman was found shot in a green pickup truck parked along the 100 block
of South Peach Street late Sunday night. Police were still investigating at
the scene early this morning.
The body of a woman was found late Sunday night in a green pickup truck parked along the 100 block of Peach Street in Easton's West Ward after police were called to the scene for a report of an unresponsive person in the vehicle.

Police say they arrived at approximately 11:32 p.m. at the scene, located between 13th and 14th streets and between Ferry and Pine streets, to find the woman dead inside the vehicle. Authorities added she had been shot, but declined to offer any additional details, including the number of wounds.

Easton Police detectives, along with the Northampton County Coroner's Office and the Northampton County DA's Office, were seen at the location of the crime, which is being treated as a homicide, throughout the night and into the morning.

An official cause and manner of death will be released after an autopsy is performed, police said.

Police also said they are attempting to identify the victim, and offered no other details about the victim, including her approximate age and race, citing the ongoing investigation.

Many neighbors were surprised to find police on their street
early this morning.
Authorities said they had received reports that the sound of gunfire was heard in the area prior to the discovery of the victim.

Easton Police are asking anyone with information to call 610-759-2200, 610-250-6656 or the Easton Police tip line at 610-250-6635.

While some information was apparently gathered from nearby neighbors, others had no idea the crime had occurred until they got up in the morning.

An Easton Police detective looks on a roof and over a building
early this morning while investigating the homicide death of a woman
found in a parked green pickup truck along the 100 block of
South Peach Street.

"I woke up, and there was police tape on my porch," said one 14th Street resident.

After being closed to traffic overnight and into the morning, the 1300 block of Ferry Street was expected to be reopened this morning.

Updated at 8:36 a.m. to add photos.

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