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State police investigate Pike woman's death as homicide

Victim suffered what appears to be multiple gunshot wounds, investigators say

DA: Death of woman found in driveway of Pike home a homicide

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.


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