Body of miss­ing woman found among build­ing ma­te­ri­als

The Kutztown Area Patriot - - LOCAL NEWS - This story will be up­dated with more in­for­ma­tion as it be­comes avail­able. By Eric Devlin ede­vlin@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @Eric_Devlin on Twit­ter

DOU­GLASS (BERKS) » The body of a woman re­ported miss­ing from her Dou­glass Town­ship home Fri­day was dis­cov­ered Mon­day morn­ing, putting a tragic end to a week­end-long search, au­thor­i­ties con­firmed.

Na­tivi­dad Nina Sala­m­one, 55, went miss­ing from her home along the first 100 block of Town­ship Line Road on Fri­day at ap­prox­i­mately 6:30 p.m., ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

Sala­m­one was last seen wear­ing a red or or­ange bright col­ored shirt, multi col­ored span­dex pants and white sneak­ers. She had a his­tory of men­tal health is­sues, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

On Mon­day morn­ing, Penn­syl­va­nia State Po­lice, the Dou­glass Town­ship Po­lice Depart­ment and the Berks County Coro­ner’s Of­fice were called the J&L Build­ing Ma­te­ri­als Inc. Show­room and De­sign Cen­ter af­ter a body was dis­cov­ered.

A worker at the busi­ness at 1421 Ben­jamin Franklin High­way just off the Route 422 by­pass, told a source at the scene that work­ers were mov­ing pack­ages of roof­ing shin­gles be­hind the busi­ness around 7:30 a.m. Mon­day when they dis­cov­ered the body, adding that they couldn’t tell based on the po­si­tion­ing of the body if it was a man or woman. They backed out of the scene and called po­lice.

State po­lice later pos­i­tively iden­ti­fied to WFMZTV that the re­mains were of Sala­m­one. The cause of death has not yet been de­ter­mined. An au­topsy is sched­uled for Tues­day morn­ing.

As the search con­tin­ued Mon­day, Face­book user Sen­ovia Cin­tron wrote that Sala­m­one was her mother. She said the miss­ing woman spoke Span­ish and English in an ef­fort to help the search process.

“Please pray and help us find my mother,” she said.

TOM KELLY III — FOR DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

A Dou­glass Town­ship Po­lice of­fi­cer re­sponds to the scene off Ben­jamin Franklin High­way, where a body was dis­cov­ered Mon­day morn­ing

TOM KELLY III — FOR DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

The Berks County Coro­ner’s Of­fice was called to J&L Build­ing Ma­te­ri­als Inc. show­room and de­sign cen­ter in Dou­glass Town­ship Mon­day af­ter a body was dis­cov­ered.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF DOU­GLASS TOWN­SHIP PO­LICE

The body of 55-year-old Na­tivi­dad Nina Sala­m­one was dis­cov­ered among con­struc­tion ma­te­ri­als Mon­day morn­ing, putting an end to a week­end long search for the miss­ing woman.

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