A longtime Northampton County district judge has died.
Easton District Judge Gay Elwell died Monday at her home, according to her office.
Elwell had been a judge for some 16 years.
She was 54 years old.
A cause of death has not been determined.
This has been a rough year for the Elwell family.
Elwell's brother, Jonathan, went missing from Berks County in April and turned up dead in Iowa.