The Colonial - - FRONT PAGE - By Os­car Gam­ble


More than a month af­ter JoAnna Miller, the preg­nant wife of a Penn­syl­va­nia state trooper, was shot and killed, there have been no fur­ther de­vel­op­ments in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

The shoot­ing was first re­ported as be­ing pos­si­bly self-in­flicted, and a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Mont­gomery County District At­tor­ney’s of­fice said April 18 there is no fur­ther in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the progress of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

An au­topsy con­ducted March 8 by the Mont­gomery County Coroner’s Of­fice de­ter­mined Miller, 34, died of a gun­shot wound to the head. She was be­tween 22 and 23 weeks preg­nant, and her un­born child did not sur­vive.

The shoot­ing oc­curred March 7 at her home on the 300 block of Stoney Creek Road in East Nor­ri­ton.

East Nor­ri­ton Town­ship po­lice re­sponded to the scene at 2:55 p.m. and found Miller in­side the res­i­dence. Ini­tial re­ports in­di­cated the shoot- ing was ac­ci­den­tal, but East Nor­ri­ton and state po­lice ini­ti­ated an in­ves­ti­ga­tion, which re­mains un­der­way. Po­lice had the en­tire block cor­doned off with bar­ri­cade tape as they re­mained at the scene into the evening.

Miller was the wife of a of a Penn­syl­va­nia state trooper sta­tioned at the Skip­pack bar­racks. County records list the home on Stoney Creek Road as be­long­ing to Joseph P. Miller.

21st Century Me­dia file photo / ADRI­ANNA HOFF

Crime scene tape sur­rounds the house of a shoot­ing on Stony Creek Road in East Nor­ri­ton March 7.

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