Linda Knauss' death from 30-year-old bullet wound ruled homicide

Orefield woman was shot during attempted robbery in Harrisburg, officials say

Posted: 12:13 PM EST Feb 27, 2013   Updated: 5:51 PM EST Feb 27, 2013
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A woman has died more than 30 years after being shot during an attempted robbery, and the coroner has ruled her death a homicide.

Linda J. Knauss died at Lehigh Valley Hospital last week of complications from the wound she suffered during an attempted holdup outside a boutique on Locust Street in Harrisburg on the evening of Apr. 12, 1982, the Lehigh County coroner said.

The cause of Knauss' death almost went unnoticed, officials said. The Orefield, Lehigh Co., woman was due to be cremated before investigators in the coroner's office received the paperwork and started digging.

Police in Harrisburg have not made any arrests in the case.