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Woman's body found in Montgomery Co. field ID'd

Authorities ID woman found dead in field

NEW HANOVER TWP., Pa. - Officials have identified the woman's body found Wednesday in a farmer's Montgomery Co. field.

Farmer Mark Slater found a dead woman in a remote section of hedgerow near his cornfield Wednesday as he was mowing.

The body was found in the area of Little and Renninger roads in New Hanover Township, about seven miles east of Boyertown, Berks Co.

The woman has been identified as 26-year-old Natalie Marella of Ambler, Montgomery Co.

Although an autopsy was conducted Wednesday night, the cause and manner of death remain undetermined pending the results of toxicology testing, officials said.

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