Woman's body found in Birdsboro; neighbors 'very concerned

'Even more fear when I heard it was a woman'

BIRDSBORO, Pa. - Investigators continued to comb a small wooded area in Birdsboro into the night Wednesday, hours after someone made a grisly discovery.

"I definitely heard there was a body, and it was like fear, and even more fear when I heard that it was a woman," explained Linda Badman, who lives not far from where the woman's body was found.

"They were dispatched back there for this deceased female," said Pennsylvania State Police Trooper David Beohm, a Reading-based Troop L public information officer.

The body was found just after 11 a.m. Birdsboro police responded and called state police.

The investigation prompted police to ask a nearby daycare center to close. It had parents worried as they picked up their kids.

"Very concerned," said John Anderson of Exeter Township, as he arrived to pick up his child. "In this day and age, you never know what's happening."

"My kid is here during the day, and I'm not with her," said Amanda Ayala, a Birdsboro mom.

Investigators said they hope neighbors may have seen something.

"It's not an isolated roadway, 724 coming in from the west into Birdsboro," Beohm said. "There's some businesses there. If anybody saw anything, even if you think it's not important at all, please call us and let our investigators decide it's not important information for us to have."

The police presence had a nearby block buzzing.

"People had their porch lights on, back lights on," said Julianna Bernnan, who lives near the scene. "I drove over there to see what was going on. Everything was blocked off, taped off."

State police said the woman has yet to be identified.

"If we don't have any ID on the person back there, we're going to be relying on the community or the public."

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