Miss­ing doc­tor found dead off Perkiomen Trail

The Phoenix - - LOCAL NEWS - Dig­i­tal First Me­dia

A miss­ing Penns­burg doc­tor be­ing sought by po­lice was found dead “in a wooded area just off the Perkiomen Trail Wed­nes­day morn­ing,” ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

Foul play is not sus­pected, ac­cord­ing to a re­lease from Marl­bor­ough Po­lice Sgt. Ted Baird.

Dr. Peter Cian­frani, 70, of Green Lane, was re­ported miss­ing on Tues­day, Sept. 26.

Later that night, his Honda CRV was found near the Crusher Road en­trance to the trail in Perkiomenville.

A search be­gan Wed­nes­day morn­ing and his body was found at 10:38 a.m., about a half-mile from the en­trance to the trail, po­lice said. Cause and man­ner of death are pend­ing an au­topsy by the Mont­gomery County Coroners Of­fice.

As­sist­ing in the search were Green Lane, Red Hill, Lower Fred­er­ick, Up­per Sal­ford Fire De­part­ments, Har­leysville EMS, Lans­dale VMSC K-9, Up­per Perk, Lower Fred­er­ick Po­lice, Penn­syl­va­nia State Po­lice and Mont­gomery County Emer­gency Dis­patch Ser-vices. “The Marl­bor­ough Town­ship Po­lice Dept. would like to ex­tend our most heart felt sym­pa­thies to the Cian­frani fam­ily,” read a post on the depart­ment’s Face­book page. Ac­cord­ing to me­dia reports, Dr. Cian­frani cur­rently worked with Penns­burg Fam­ily Prac­tice on Geryville Pike and has been a doc­tor for 44 years.

Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from Jef­fer­son Med­i­cal Col­lege in Philadel­phia in 1974, Cian­frani prac­ticed fam­i­ly­medicine and was af­fil­i­ated with Saint Luke’s Quak­er­town Hos­pi­tal, Pottstown Me­mo­rial Med­i­cal Cen­ter and Grand View Hos­pi­tal, ac­cord­ing to an on­line bi­og­ra­phy.

Dr. Peter Cian­frani

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