Police, coroner: Death of woman found in Birdsboro a suicide

BIRDSBORO, Pa. - A woman who was found dead in a wooded area of Berks County on Wednesday took her own life, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

An autopsy done Thursday afternoon revealed that Michelle Amos died of apparent self-inflicted injuries, according to Trooper David Beohm, a public information officer for PSP's Reading-based Troop L.

The discovery behind a business in the 300 block of West Main Street in Birdsboro late Wednesday morning triggered a significant response by state police investigators, who had been treating her death as suspicious and asking the public for help.

Neighbors expressed their shock and concern and a nearby preschool closed early as a state police helicopter hovered overhead and troopers on the ground combed the area for clues in the case.

The 49-year-old Robeson Township woman's death is being ruled a suicide.

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