Woman ID’d as mur­der vic­tim

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LOWER HEI­DEL­BERG » Berks County De­tec­tives are in­ves­ti­gat­ing af­ter the death of a young Ex­eter Town­ship woman has been ruled a homi­cide.

Lower Hei­del­berg Po­lice con­tacted county de­tec­tives af­ter a body was dis­cov- ered Sun­day, Oct. 8, in a wooded area off of Riegel Road in Lower Hei­del­berg, ac­cord­ing to the Berks County Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice.

Au­thor­i­ties iden­ti­fied the

woman as Madi­son Marie Walb, 23, of Ex­eter.

An au­topsy was per­formed by Read­ing Hos­pi­tal pathol­o­gist Dr. Supriya

Ku­ruvilla on Mon­day, Oct. 9. Al­though a cause of death was not spec­i­fied by po­lice, the man­ner of death was ruled a homi­cide.

De­tec­tives are await­ing re­sults of a tox­i­col­ogy test.

Berks County Dis­trict At­tor­ney John T. Adams said it is be­lieved Walb’s body was

dumped in the wooded area af­ter she was killed else­where.

Au­thor­i­ties have de­clined to re­lease any fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on the on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion on this case is asked to call Berks County De­tec­tives at 610-478-7171.

Madi­son Marie Walb

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