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More tests needed on body of woman found in rural Berks County

Alishia Eller described by family, friends as happy, outgoing

More tests needed on body of woman found in rural Berks

BETHEL TWP., Pa. - The questions are stacked high and remain unanswered two days after a woman's body was found at an excavation storage site in Berks County.

Family and friends of Alishia Eller said she was happy and outgoing. The shock was still setting in Monday after she was found dead in Bethel Township.

Eller, 24, of Pine Grove Twp., Schulykill Co., was found around 6:20 a.m. Saturday at the site that sits between Musselman and Beagle roads, not far from Interstate 78.

State police called her death suspicious. They have been following up on leads and conducting interviews, but at this point, a cause of death remains a mystery.

"The autopsy was inconclusive at this point. We're doing toxicology from the body and we'll wait until that comes back," said Tpr. David Beohm, Pa. State Police.

Eller worked at the Subway inside a gas station in Pine Grove Township. Her best friend told 69 News she last saw her alive Friday when she was babysitting her dog.

Now, police want her friends and anyone with information to come forward to determine where she was later that night into the early morning hours because they believe her body wasn't there long.

"That's what we're trying to determine if she died at the scene or did she die somewhere else and then someone brought her body out there and dumped it out there," said Beohm, who would not say if they found any trauma on her body.

Berks County District Attorney John Adams said, at this point, there is no information leading them to believe the death is a homicide.

Investigators are hoping the toxicology results fill in some of the blanks, and anyone with information is urged to call state police at Hamburg at 484-660-1011.

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