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News of homicide sends shock waves through Allen Organ

News of homicide sends shock waves through Allen Organ

MACUNGIE, Pa. - "Shock, I guess that's about all I can say," said Allen Organ employee Ron Johnson.

Ron Johnson was the only employee who wanted to say anything at all. As workers drove home they were understandably encouraged not to talk to 69 News by management.

"Are people sad inside today?" WFMZ's Bo Koltnow asked.

"No. I think they expected it at some point," he responded.

It's hard to know just how many expected former employee Michael Horvath to be charged in the death of Allen Organ co-worker Holly Grim but the company did put out this statement.

"We pride ourselves on the quality of our products, our services and most importantly our employee family. We want to offer support for Holly's family."

In statements to police, Michael Horvath's wife said he's a man who likes to hunt and then dress his kill at their Ross Township, Monroe County home.

According to court records, a woman, who allegedly met Horvath on the website adultfriendfinder.com, said the pair had a phone and text relationship for several months in 2013, around the same time Grim went missing.

In December of that year, after a lunch date, she said Horvath made a disturbing comment about following her to a local mall and watching her and boyfriend shop.

Police said at Horvath's Ross Township property they found DVD's related to murder, sexual deviance and hunting humans.

As well as handcuffs, leg shackles and similar devices.

Police say they also found handwritten notes, which police say suggest the writer was watching or stalking someone.

The company did say many of their employees are very upset by the news.

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